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Author Lambeth, Benjamin S.

Title American carrier air power at the dawn of a new century / Benjamin S. Lambeth.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, National Defense Research Institute, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 113 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Carrier air over Afghanistan -- Operation Iraqi freedom -- A new carrier operating concept -- The next-generation carrier -- The changing face of American carrier air power -- Conclusions.
Summary The terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, heralded the start of a fundamentally new era for American carrier-based air power. The ensuing war in Afghanistan required a deep-strike capability in the remotest part of Southwest Asia where the United States maintained virtually no regional access. In that war, U.S. carrier-based fighters substituted almost entirely for land-based theater air forces because of an absence of suitable forward operating locations for the latter. Barely more than a year later, the Navy's carriers again played a key role in conducting around-the-clock operations against Saddam Hussein's forces in Iraq. Six of 12 carriers and their air wings were surged to contribute to the campaign, with a seventh carrier battle group held in reserve in the Western Pacific and an eighth also deployed at sea and available for tasking. As borne out by those experiences, American carrier air power now operates as a massed force able to conduct coordinated deep-strike missions well beyond coastal reaches when aided by nonorganic tanking. The Navy's performance over Afghanistan and Iraq further showed how far the nation's carrier force has advanced since the end of the cold war in providing around-the-clock target coverage, consistently accurate target attack, and-for the first time in its history-multiple successful target attacks per sortie. A new Fleet Response Plan validated during Operation Iraqi Freedom promises to nearly double the number of carriers that can be surged and made ready for tasking on short notice. By the time U.S. naval aviation celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2011, it will have gained even greater combat leverage with the introduction of a new carrier-based stealth fighter and an ever-tighter fusion of sensors, information networks, and weapons.
Note Print version record.
Subject United States. Navy -- Aviation.
United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation.
United States. Marine Corps. (OCoLC)fst00528845
United States. Navy. (OCoLC)fst00533204
Afghan War (2001- ) (OCoLC)fst01695175
Iraq War (2003-2011) (OCoLC)fst01802311
War on Terrorism (2001-2009) (OCoLC)fst01754980
Aircraft carriers -- United States.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Aerial operations, American.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Naval operations, American.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Aerial operations, American.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Naval operations, American.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Marine & Naval.
Aircraft carriers. (OCoLC)fst00802803
Armed Forces -- Aviation. (OCoLC)fst01351741
Military operations, Aerial -- American. (OCoLC)fst01710199
Military operations, Naval -- American. (OCoLC)fst01710245
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Naval Science - General.
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Chronological Term 2001 - 2011
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lambeth, Benjamin S. American carrier air power at the dawn of a new century. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, National Defense Research Institute, 2005 (DLC) 2005023031
ISBN 9780833040961 (electronic bk.)
0833040960 (electronic bk.)
9781433709555 (electronic bk.)
1433709554 (electronic bk.)
0833038427
9780833038425
Report No. RAND/MG-404-NAVY

 
    
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