Kosovo and the Great Air Power Debate

  title={Kosovo and the Great Air Power Debate},
  author={Daniel L. Byman and Matthew C. Waxman},
  journal={International Security},
The capitulation of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic on June 9, 1999, after seventy-eight days of bombing by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), is being portrayed by many as a watershed in the history of air power. For the arst time, the use of air strikes alone brought a foe to its knees—and at the cost of no NATO lives. The prophecies of Giulio Douhet and other air power visionaries appear realized.1 Lieut. Gen. Michael Short, who ran the bombing campaign, has argued that… Expand

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