(Source : Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies) – The Persian Gulf War of 1991[‘s success] was based on the most successful air campaign the world has ever known.  (…) The commander of Desert Storm–Army General Norman Schwarzkopf–used airpower as the centerpiece of his strategy in a truly joint approach applying the right forces at the right places at the right times. The effects-based approach used for planning air operations proved pivotal in what became one of the most successful military engagements in history. (…)

In aid of that objective, the Mitchell Institute has assembled this 30-year retrospective, including a summary of the conflict and the perspectives of key leaders who were instrumental in its design and execution.

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