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    Cadet Boyajian
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    Week 3 Samples of Behavior

    Post  Cadet Boyajian on Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:07 am

    Do you all want to split up the SOBs?? We have to read Chapters 16-18 for class. I'm gonna start working on Chapter 18 (coincides with Lesson 7 SOBs).


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    Re: Week 3 Samples of Behavior

    Post  Cadet Boyajian on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:08 am

    I've got the SOBs for Chapter 18....anybody wanna do the other chapters?

    tonianne

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    Re: Week 3 Samples of Behavior

    Post  tonianne on Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:31 am

    I can do chapter 16. This is really helpful cause I'm hella busy this week!!

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    Re: Week 3 Samples of Behavior

    Post  maggie.castile on Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:16 pm

    i can do 17

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    Re: Week 3 Samples of Behavior

    Post  Cadet Boyajian on Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:40 pm

    Lesson 7

    1) State the US objectives of the Gulf War

    • Attack Iraqi leadership and command and control facilities
    • Gain and maintain air superiority
    • Sever Iraqi supply lines
    • Destroy nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons production, storage, and delivery capabilities
    • Destroy Republican Guard forces
    • Liberate Kuwait City

    2) List the objectives of the Air Campaign used in the Gulf War

    3) Outline the key elements of Colonel Warden’s “INSTANT THUNDER” plan.
    • Attack Iraq’s centers of gravity by destroying 84 strategic targets in a week. Was the idea that we could win through “Airpower alone”

    4) Identify the four phases of the Air Campaign
    • Strategic air campaign
    • Air campaign against the Iraqi air defense in Kuwait
    • Attrition of Iraqi ground combat power to neutralize Iraq’s deployed ground forces and isolate the Kuwaiti battlefield
    • Ground attack to eject Iraqi forces from Kuwait

    5) Describe the significance of air and space power in the Gulf War
    Before the war, the Iraqi Air Force was the sixth largest in the world. The USAF attacked the Iraqi anti-air and communications structures, then pretty much just walked all over their Air Force. In just a few days, the Iraqi Air Force was trying to fly to Iran to take refuge.

    Precision-guided missiles proved their value during this war, especially in anti-Scud and shelter-busting (where they hid their planes) campaigns.


    I couldn't find #2 anywhere Sad

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    Re: Week 3 Samples of Behavior

    Post  maggie.castile on Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:42 pm

    Chapter 17:
    There are no SOBs for Chapter 17 so here’s an overview of the chapter:

    -The chapter looks into the three large-scale operations during the 1980s: Urgent Fury, El Dorado Canyon, and Just Cause
    -Operation Urgent Fury
    -Grenada (island in the Caribbean) in October 1983
    -two military coups within the country, the second one ending with eight tragic murders brought the US into this small island
    -what made the situation urgent from Washington’s perspective was the presence of about 1,000 US citizens on Grenada
    -occurred from October 25 to November 3, 1983
    -19 Americans killed and 106 wounded
    -biggest challenge of the operation was the lack of reliable intelligence, we didn’t even know where the American students were, we had to find them
    -Operation El Dorado Canyon
    -one of the leading practitioners of state-supported terrorism was Muammar Qadhafi, leader of Libya
    -3 terrorist attacks in end 1985: Italian cruise ship, Rome airport, and Venice airport
    -US did not want to retaliate without solid proof of Libya’s and Qadhafi’s involvement
    -US Naval ships crossed the border of Libya in the water and were attacked by Libyan missiles, all the missiles missed and the US Navy fliers took out the missile site easily, this angered Qadhafi and he unleashed his terrorists again, this time in a Berlin airport killing 2 Americans and injuring many Americans and Germans
    -Operation El Dorado Canyon ensued; it called for destruction of major elements of Libya’s terrorist infrastructure and destruction and suppression of Libyan air defenses
    -it was all over within 19 minutes
    -Operation Just Cause
    -the US invaded Panama and removed its strongman, General Manual Noriega from office
    -relations with the US deteriorated as Noriega escalated a campaign of harassment against US servicemen
    -in early 1988, 2 federal grand juries in US indicted Noriega for drug trafficking
    -in May 1989, Noriega annulled the elections and ordered his opponents be beaten
    -largest US military operation since Vietnam
    -lasted about a month, but only 23 americans injured and 324 wounded

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    sorry they're so late! i've just been really stressed this week...

    Post  tonianne on Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:00 pm

    Chapter 16
    Rebuilding For An Air and Space Force: Part 1

    Modernizing After Vietnam

    • Theodore von Karman focused on basic scientific info, rather than specific weapons
    • Scientific Advisory Board recruited officers “Project Forecast” 1964
    • “Fly before buy” got really expensive, so AF just monitored manufacturers, but Frank Carlucci, President Ronald Regan’s deputy secretary of defense placed specific steps for weapon procurement
    • Logistics Command pressed w/ limited funding
    • Stealth air craft introduced by Lockheed and Northrop:
    o F-117 (“Operation Desert Storm” ‘91 & “Operation Iraqi Freedom” ‘03)
    o B-2 paint absorbs & deflects electronic pulses from radar
    • Explosion of new fighters are bombers
    • Weapons: Reconnaissance
    o Monitor battlefield, spot low-altitude aircraft, gather info for close air support, interdiction & airlift, report to commanders
    o AWACS (Airborne warning and control systems) – E-3
    o JSTARS (Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System) – E-8C; in Operation Desert Storm ’91; modified from Boeing 707/300
    • Weapons: Missiles
    o 450 Minuteman IIs & 550 Minuteman IIIs
    o LGM-118A aka MX (Missile experimental); nickname Peacekeeper; carried 10 independently targeted warheads w/ greater range than Minuteman; phased out Titan II
    o B-52s & FB-111s kept on course via inertial guidance (automated, internal navigation)
    o New cruise missile: AGM-86
    • Personnel
    o Air Force continually called on reservists/Guard to supplement active duty
    o AF treated active duty & Reserve as single entity, especially w/ declining budget
    o Women roles b/c shift to all-volunteer service is ‘73
    o 1971 – Jeanne M. Holm 1st female brigadier general in AF & 1973 – 1st female major general of AF
    o 1977 – Anotonia Handler Chayes 1st female assistant secretary of AF
    o Up-ed training: “William Tell” contests, mock dogfights, “flag” exercises
    o w/ Reagan funding to AF increased
    • Leadership – from diff backgrounds, many specific in science
    • The AF as an organization
    o Top less affected, but deputy chiefs of staff & many titles changed
    o Remained Operational & support; Air Defense Command became Aerospace Defense Command

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    oh

    Post  tonianne on Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:01 pm

    oh and this is just a summary b/c the SOBs dont match up. lame.

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