By Robert H Gregory
After the USA, besides NATO allies, bombed the Serbian forces of Slobodan Milosevic for seventy-eight days in 1999, Milosevic withdrew his military from Kosovo. without troops at the flooring, political and army leaders congratulated themselves at the good fortune of Operation Allied strength, thought of to be the 1st army victory gained by using strategic air energy by myself. This obvious triumph stimulated army and political leaders to embody a coverage of utilizing “clean bombs” (precision munitions and air strikes)—without a grimy flooring war—as the popular selection for answering army aggression. Ten years later it encouraged an identical air crusade opposed to Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in Libya as a groundswell of protests erupted into revolution.
Clean Bombs and soiled Wars deals a clean standpoint at the position, relevance, and effectiveness of air energy in modern conflict, together with an exploration of the political motivations for its use in addition to a candid exam of air-to-ground concentrating on procedures. utilizing lately declassified fabrics from the William J. Clinton Presidential Library besides basic facts culled from social media published through the Arab Spring, Robert H. Gregory Jr. exhibits that the argument that air energy gets rid of the need for boots at the floor is a man-made and illusory claim.
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