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How Effective Is Strategic Bombing?

Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo (World of War)

by Gian P. Gentile

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by New York University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air forces & warfare,
  • American history: Second World War,
  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Chemical & biological weapons,
  • Military tactics,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Kosovo (Serbia),
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Aerial Operations,
  • Military History - Post 1945,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • USA,
  • Military - Nuclear Warfare,
  • Military - Strategy,
  • History / Military / Aviation,
  • KOSOVO (SERBIA)_HISTORY_CIVIL WAR, 1998-1999,
  • United States,
  • Bombing, Aerial,
  • Military Science,
  • Aerial operations, American,
  • Civil War, 1998-1999

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages286
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8045036M
    ISBN 10081473135X
    ISBN 109780814731352

    LAURENCE REES: The effectiveness of the Allied bombing campaign is hotly what extent did it make any difference? TAMI BIDDLE: This has been so hard fought, in part because the expectations from bombardment prior to the war were so elevated which makes the whole debate very difficult to airmen themselves were part of the problem, they genuinely believed that . Chapter IV of Edward N. Luttwak's classical book: Strategy: the Logic of War and Peace brillantly shows thar, far from being effective (from a strategic point of view), the bombing had the.

    Nagasaki, July Published as a book in Japanese under the title, Why Japan? (Kyoikusha: Tokyo, ) This appendix is a brief history of the theories of aerial bombardment, of the early weak diplomatic efforts to prevent or limit such bombardment, and of the practice of “strategic” bombing in World War II. DETERMINATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF WWII STRATEGIC BOMBING STRATEGY by Colonel T. Tracey Goetz USAF Colonel Dale Nagy Project Advisor The views expressed in this academic research paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or any of its agencies.

    ~ ORIGINS OF AIR STRATEGY STRATEGIC BOMBING IN WORLD WAR I1 2 See U.S.S.B.S., The Effects of Strategic Bombing on the German War Economy (Item #3 for European War), especially pp. See also Klein, 0p.d. I I of Allied attack, which in averaged under 6, tons monthly, rose in to an average of , tons monthly-File Size: 1MB.   The bombing campaign continued throughout the war, but it peaked “from September to May ,” during which American and British air .


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How Effective Is Strategic Bombing? by Gian P. Gentile Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Strategic Bombing by: Ironically, Gian P. Gentiles, How Effective is Strategic Bombing. does not answer the titular question, nor does it attempt to do so. Rather, it is an analysis of the methods by which others have attempted to answer the question, namely, the United States Strategic Bombing Survey (USSBS)/5.

"How Effective is Strategic Bombing is a thought provoking analysis on the subject of air power and bombing and the use of surveys to explain the effects of air power on the enemy in conflict." (Parameters) "The most thorough and accurate analysis ever written about the conduct and results of the U.S.

Strategic Bombing Survey.4/5(1). With a detailed chapter on the Gulf War and the resulting Gulf War Air Power Survey, and a concluding chapter on the lessons of the Kosovo air war, How Effective is How Effective Is Strategic Bombing?

book Bombing. is the most comprehensive and important book on air power strategy in decades. In the wake of World War II, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson and President Harry S. Truman established the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, to determine exactly how effectively strategic air power had been applied in the European theater and in the Pacific.

The final study, consisting of over separate reports and annexes, was staggering in its size and emphatic in its conclusions. It didn’t fulfill its early promise. That part of the 20th century was the age of ‘miracles and wonders’, where technological innovation was at a pace never experienced before or since.

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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read How Effective is Strategic Bombing?: Lessons Learned From World War II to Kosovo.5/5(1). " How Effective is Strategic Bombing is a thought provoking analysis on the subject of air power and bombing and the use of surveys to explain the effects of air power on the enemy in conflict." Parameters "Gian Gentile provides a first rate analysis of the Gulf War Air Power Survey against the backdrop World War II's U.S.

Strategic Bombing : New York University Press. Read the full-text online edition of How Effective Is Strategic Bombing.

Lessons Learned from World War II and Kosovo (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, How Effective Is Strategic Bombing. Strategic bombing, approach to aerial bombardment designed to destroy a country’s ability to wage war by demoralizing civilians and targeting features of an enemy’s infrastructure—such as factories, railways, and refineries—that are essential for the production and supply of war definitions of strategic bombing, however, also include roles for supporting ground troops in.

Strategic bombing, A costly, brutal failure. as Richard Overy points out in his new book, “The Bombing War”, by more thanEuropeans had been killed by aerial.

This book is the only full-scale account of the strategic air offensive against Germany published in the last twenty years, and is the only one that treats the British and the Americans with parity.

Much of what Levine writes about British operations will be unfamiliar to American readers. He has stressed the importance of winning air superiority and the role of escort fighters in strategic.

-Conrad Crane,Professor of Military History, United States Military Academy, West Point How Effective is Strategic Bombing is a thought provoking analysis on the subject of air power and bombing and the use of surveys to explain the effects of air power on the enemy in conflict." /5(10).

Today the term strategic bombing is seemingly used as a reference for anything that flies in conflict. Get your frame of reference, and then read this book.

How Effective is Strategic Bombing is a thought-provoking analysis on the subject of air power and bombing and the use of surveys to explain the effects of air power on the enemy in conflict.

The Strategic Bombing Debate: The Second World War and Vietnam Melden E. Smith, Jr. The assertion that strategic bombing is not effective has been made repeatedly for the past thirty years.

Furthermore, the objections to it as an immoral method of waging war have, if anything, been registered more frequently. If, then, strategic bombing is both. The Strategic Bombing Offensive is to understand as the strategic planning’s and operations of the Bomber Command of the Royal Air Force against the Hitler-Germany between and Sincethe entry of the US 8th Air Force and later the US 25th Air Force in the Strategic Bombing Offensive is this operation as well known as Combined.

Strategic bombing during World War II was the sustained aerial attack on railways, harbours, cities, workers' and civilian housing, and industrial districts in enemy territory during World War II.

Strategic bombing is a military strategy which is distinct from both close air support of ground forces and tactical air power. During World War II, it was believed by many military strategists of Location: European Theatre of World War II. Includes bibliographical references (p.

) and index. How effective is strategic bombing?: lessons learned from World War II to KosovoPages:   A sensible retelling of the history of the U.S. Air Force’s experience with strategic bombing would indicate that this is almost certainly a good thing; the farther away the B can be.

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: 1. The Origins of the American Conceptual Approach to Strategic Bombing and the United States Strategic Bombing Survey The United States Strategic Bombing Survey and the Future of the Air Force The Evaluation of Strategic Bombing against.

In this well-written and thoroughly researched book, Gian P. Gentile, an active-duty army officer, provides an insightful analysis of the conduct and results of the two most significant studies intended to determine air power's effectiveness in war, the World War II Strategic Bombing Survey and the Gulf War Air Power : Mark Conversino.Strategic bombing during World War II was the sustained aerial attack on railways, harbours, cities, workers' housing, and industrial districts in enemy territory during World War II.

Strategic bombing is a military strategy which is distinct from both close air support of ground forces and tactical air power. [14] During World War II, it was believed by many military strategists of.The Historiography of the Allied Bombing Campaign of Germany by Ryan Hopkins This thesis is a historiographical study concerning the strategic bombing campaign of Germany during World War II.

The study questions how effective the campaign was in comparing the prewar theories to wartime : Ryan Patrick Hopkins.