Allies in Air Power: A History of Multinational Operations

Paget, Steven (2021) Allies in Air Power: A History of Multinational Operations. Aviation & Air Power . The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813180328

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv190k9zf

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Abstract

In the past century, multinational military operations have become the norm; but while contributions from different nations provide many benefits—from expanded capability to political credibility—they also present a number of challenges. Issues such as command and control, communications, equipment standardization, intelligence, logistics, planning, tactics, and training all require consideration. Cultural factors present challenges as well, particularly when language barriers are involved.

In Allies in Air Power, experts from around the world survey these operations from the birth of aviation to the present day. Chapters cover conflicts including World War I, multiple theaters of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Kosovo, the Iraq War, and various United Nations peacekeeping missions. Contributors also analyze the role of organizations such as the UN, NATO, and so-called “coalitions of the willing” in laying the groundwork for multinational air operations.

While joint military action has become commonplace, there have been few detailed studies of air power cooperation over a prolonged period or across multiple conflicts. The case studies in this volume not only assess the effectiveness of multinational operations over time, but also provide vital insights into how they may be improved in the future.

Keywords:Air Power, Multinational Cooperation, Royal Air Force, United States Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Modern History, International Relations, Military
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V147 Modern History 1950-1999
L Social studies > L250 International Relations
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V391 Military History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
L Social studies > L251 Strategic studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V146 Modern History 1920-1949
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V148 Modern History 2000-2099
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:46026
Deposited On:08 Sep 2021 15:28

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