AIR POWER IN THE MAU MAU CONFLICT

@article{Chappell2011AIRPI,
  title={AIR POWER IN THE MAU MAU CONFLICT},
  author={Stephen A. Chappell},
  journal={The RUSI Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={156},
  pages={64 - 70}
}
  • Stephen A. Chappell
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • The RUSI Journal
  • Abstract Air power has not featured prominently in most histories of the British counter-insurgency during the 1952–60 Kenyan Emergency. But as a fresh reading of the evidence shows, air assets were invaluable in the fight against the Mau Mau. By carefully avoiding civilian casualties, the RAF was able to target the Mau Mau insurgents in their remote strongholds without alienating the local population. The use of air power in the Kenyan campaign may well provide lessons for today. 

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