Naval War College Review


Robert C. Rubel


The Chief of Air Force history, Dr. Richard P. Hallion, has written a book about Operation Desert Shield-Desert Storm that embodies the thesis that "simply (if boldly) stated, air power won the Gulf War." He argues that advances in technology have enabled air power to fulfill the promise of a former generation of visionaries; that air power can win wars by itself. Dr. Hallion conducts an analysis of the Gulf War to marshall evidence for his view.