Tanker Basing Limitations Posed Challenge During Operation Iraqi Freedom Air Campaign

Burgess, Richard R.
July 2003
Sea Power;Jul2003, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p37
Discusses the lack of basing for U.S. aerial tankers during the Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shortage of Air Force tankers; Refueling of strike aircraft; Number of bases used during the operation.


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