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A accomplished account of the contributions and boundaries of air energy within the Persian Gulf conflict. good points 32 pages of newly published photographs.

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Major political decisions were to be announced later that day in Aspen, Colorado, by President Bush. S. response were worked out. Those early decisions centered on readiness, deployment, and planning, and they are the sub ject of the next two chapters. 24 Intratheater airlift is discussed in Chapter Nine. S. armed 25 l Attributed to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf in CPGw, p . E - l . 2 Lieutenant General Charles Homer, a s quoted in James P . Coyne, Airpower in the Gulf, Arlington, Virginia: Air Force Association.

Defense University Press, 1988, and Cardwell's Command Structure for Theater Warfare: The Quest for Unity of Command, Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Air University Press, September 1 984. In addition to these theorists, there were many perceptive historians and analysts of the Air Force experience, including Price Bingham, Carl Builder, Mark Clodfelter, Dennis Drew, Alan Gropman, Richard Haltion, 1. B. , Lieutenant General Brad Hosmer, General William W. Momyer, John J . Sbrega, John Schlight, Earl H . Tilford, Barry Watts, John WerrelI, and Carolyn Ziemke, among many others.

Saudi forces were being brought up again to high alert levels. S. ships of the Middle East task force, including a cruiser, a destroyer, and five frigates led by the flagship La Salle, were on normal peacetime patrol. S. Air Power in the Gulf War Back in the United States, almost all military units were at normal peacetime levels of readiness, since no warning orders had been issued or increased alert conditions established except at a few headquarters. At USCENTCOM head­ quarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, the lights had been burning most of the night as news of the Iraqi invasion filtered in and the responses by the GCC states were monitored.

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