The air campaign that opened the Gulf War in January 1991 was one of the most stunning in history. For five weeks, American and other Coalition aircraft pounded enemy targets with 88,000 tons of bombs. Sorties—more than 100,000 of them—were launched from bases in Saudi Arabia, from aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, and even from bases in the United States. The skies over Iraq and Kuwait were filled with a dizzying array of new and improved weapons—Tomahawk and Hellfire missiles, stealth aircraft, and laser-guided smart bombs—and the results were impressive. The Coalition swiftly established air superiority and laid the foundation for the successful five-day ground campaign that followed. The results were also highly visible as the American people watched the bombings unfold in grainy green video-game-like footage broadcast on CNN and the nightly news. The overwhelming success of the Desert Storm air campaign has made it influential ever since, from the “shock and awe” bombing during the Iraq War in 2003 to more recent drone operations, but the apparent ease with which the campaign was won has masked the difficulty—and the true achievement—of executing such a vast and complex operation. Using government reports, scholarly studies, and original interviews, Jim Corrigan reconstructs events through the eyes of not only the strategists who planned it, but also the pilots who flew the missions.
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Great Read.2019年2月5日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
If you into military history Desert storm Air war is the book for you. I can remember watching CNN every day after school just so that I can to watch fighter jets like the F/A 18 hornet and F-14 Tomcat lunch off a ship call an aircraft carrier, also watch a this strange aircraft call F-117 Stealth bomber take off. Operation Desert Storm open my eyes to all things military specially fighter jets. this book was a great read from start to finish .
EXCELLENT. I served as a Viking Aircrewman aboard the ...2018年2月16日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Still reading, but so far, EXCELLENT. I served as a Viking Aircrewman aboard the USS Ranger, and was on the mission to mine the port of Umm Qasr described on page 91... and still have vivid memories of that night. Thank you also for researching and recounting the horrible loss of life in the run-up to the war. Few understand that "going into harm's way" really starts the moment you raise your right hand.
Boring2019年4月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Nothing new in this book that I've not read in other publications.
Good Reading...2017年9月21日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Very well researched...very well written...a good read!!!
A must read for those who want to know what really happened during Desert Shield and Desert Storm2017年8月30日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Jim Corrigan has done a great job of telling the story of the Desert Storm Air War from the perspective of those who fought it. I particularly like the way he related the misadventures of those who were shot down. He has clearly done his homework in producing a work that is highly entertaining on one hand and educational on the other. Highly recommended.