Joint Air Operations
Pursuit of Unity in Command and Control, 1942-1991
Posted on rand.org 1993
This study of joint U.S. air operations over the past 50 years examines six major air campaigns — Midway, the Solomon Islands, Korea, Vietnam, El Dorado Canyon (Libya), and Desert Storm — in search of lessons learned that might be applied in the planning and organizing of future joint operations. Pointing to the progress shown in Operation Desert Storm, the authors develop recommendations that take advantage of the diversity inherent in U.S. air power while minimizing sources of disharmony.