Sam Nunn's Operation Desert Storm

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Operation Desert Storm in 1991 made everyone look at airpower with renewed interest as the whole world witnessed the joint efforts of latest technology, thorough training and modern airpower. This was so unlike the previous efforts taken during World War II and the Vietnam War where more civilians were affected rather than strategic military installations. Senator Sam Nunn who initially had doubts regarding Bush Governance and their claims to liberate Kuwait, was forced to comment on the “new era of warfare”1 that ensured that 70 – 80% of the guided missiles fell within 10 meters of the proposed target whereas during World War II only around 18% of the U.S bombs landed within 1000 feet of the intended target.
Precision airpower and mastery
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