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Author Mueller, Karl P., author.

Title Denying flight : strategic options for employing no-fly zones / Karl P. Mueller.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, [2013]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In recent years, discussions about external military intervention in local conflicts have often included consideration of no-fly zones (NFZs) as a policy option. In the past two decades, the U.S. Air Force has participated in three contingencies involving NFZs over Bosnia, Iraq, and Libya, and NFZ proposals have been proffered for some time as an option for intervention in the Syrian civil war that would avoid placing Western troops on the ground. This paper provides a preliminary look at NFZs as a strategic approach in such situations. It evaluates the possible objectives of NFZs, including (1) preventing the use of airpower, (2) coercing adversaries, (3) preparing future battlefields, (4) weakening potential enemies, (5) political posturing, and (6) signaling or creating commitment, and discusses the potential utility and probable limitations of each.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 11, 2014).
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Abbreviations; Denying Flight: Strategic Options for Employing No-Fly Zones; Keeping Their Feet on the Ground: No-Fly Zones in Theory and Practice; No-Fly Zone Precursors; Bosnia: Operation Deny Flight; Iraq: Operations Provide Comfort, Northern Watch, and Southern Watch; Libya: Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector; Variations on the Theme NFZ; Drawing a Line in the Sky; Dealing with Air Defenses; No-Fly Zone Objectives, Limitations, and Options; Preventing the Use of Airpower; Coercing Adversaries; Preparing Future Battlefields.
Weakening Potential EnemiesPolitical Posturing; Signaling or Creating Commitment; Future Employment of No-Fly Zones; Maximizing Coercive Potential; Looking Toward Syria; Vectors for Future Research; References.
Subject Air warfare -- Case studies.
Air power -- Case studies.
Air traffic rules, International.
United States -- Military policy.
HISTORY -- Military -- Aviation.
Air power. (OCoLC)fst00802495
Air traffic rules, International. (OCoLC)fst00802677
Air warfare. (OCoLC)fst00802704
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Air Forces.
Indexed Term Area denial (Military science)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Title Strategic options for employing no-fly zones
Other Form: Print version: Mueller, Karl P. Denying flight. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2013] 9780833081780 (DLC) 2013047281
ISBN 9780833081827 (electronic bk.)
0833081829 (electronic bk.)
9780833081780 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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