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Air Power as a Coercive Instrument (1999)

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Air Power as a Coercive Instrument (1999)

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Pages crisp and clear with tight binding. Michael Howard's book plate to inside cover. See images

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  • Format - Paperback
  • Pages - 174

 

Synopsis

Coercion--the use of threatened force to induce an adversary to change its behaviour--is a critical function of the U.S. military. U.S. forces have recently fought in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, and the Horn of Africa to compel recalcitrant regimes and warlords to stop repression, abandon weapons programs, permit humanitarian relief, and otherwise modify their actions. Yet despite its overwhelming military might, the United States often fails to coerce successfully. This report examines the phenomenon of coercion and how air power can contribute to its success. 

 

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