History in America

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The Kosovo war was one of the first wars in this modern age. The technologies gained through the cold war with the USSR have been on the back burner for a while until they were called upon to perform for NATO. The bombing campaign lasted about 3 months start to finish. During the campaign there were 1,000 different aircraft that flew more than 38,000 combat missions. Almost every country helped during the campaign so everyone had a chance to test their technology at war. Some of that new technology included smart bombs and smart missiles like new self-guided fire and forget missiles to the new Tomahawk cruise missile which was fired from about every plat form that were able to carry it. Ultimately, Milosevic’s military was no match for NATO’s air power without Russia’s help. When Milosevic found out that Russia wouldn’t help them in a ground war with NATO forces he quickly pulled his troops out of Kosovo. With that said, I don’t think that the “air war” was the deciding factor and the war wasn’t won with just air power. No war will ever be won with just airpower. Ground troops will still have to put boots on the ground to maintain order and peace during the transitional stages of war. This couldn’t be more evident than in the wars we fight today in Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq was quickly brought to its knees in Desert Storm and again in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Saddam’s air power was no match for the US forces and was quickly destroyed. However the ensuing ground war took another 9 years of boots on the ground to make the transition back to the host country. This and the ongoing war in Afghanistan show that wars cannot be won with only airpower. It will always take soldiers on the ground to control peace while the country…...

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