The Limits of Airpower or the Limits of Strategy

Clodfelter, Mark
July 2015
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2015 3rd Quarter, Issue 78, p111
The article discusses historical aspects and legacy of the air war in Vietnam, in 1961-1975, undertaken by the U.S. military as of July 2015. Topics discussed include use of air forces in Vietnam by former U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson during the war; strategies of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon for using airpower in Vietnam; and legacies of using airpower in the war like alleged lack of unity of command and views of Grant Sharp, former U.S. Navy Admiral regarding the war.


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