New types of ammunition which appeared in the second half of the twentieth century fundamentally changed the nature of warfare. Guided munitions had new types of combat troops (BSC) including.... (penetrating) cumulative applied both in single and in magazines, has provided an opportunity for aviation as well as missile and artillery systems to independently solve problems to defeat and destroy enemy forces.
Of course the aircraft as can be seen in the existing examples without the action of intelligence, diplomatic pressure, economic sanctions and even outright bribery do not achieve the result, however, gives the aircraft the ability to conduct a new type of war. In this war does not need the use of ground troops, and thus the mobilization and Declaration of martial law because everything can be solved by various treaties with some sort of "Union" forces within the state itself is the enemy. The latest example of this war is the war in Libya in 2011 in which a key role was played by a relatively small aviation units collected in the countries members of NATO. The role of the state apparatus in most of the States whose troops participated in this operation was kept to a minimum,so by and large it is quite possible that in the future such wars can be conducted by some international organizations would be treated on the management of such troops on a temporary basis. The first full example of such "non-contact war" is the war in Yugoslavia in 1999. The Yugoslavia war in 1999 represented a kind of ground on which was tested the transition from the doctrine of air-land battle, enshrined in the Charter of the US army FM-100, to the doctrine of impact on the enemy from a distance guided weapons systems, as well as methods of political and propaganda impact on the leadership and people of the opposing side. The Charter of U.S. Army FM-100 even in its latest version of 1993 (FM 100-5) demanded from the command to engage the US army and its allies in the "peace" in the framework of traditional military operations with a phased offensive against the enemy. The new doctrine was tested in Yugoslavia, involved a simultaneous strike on the centres of power of the enemy by constant readiness of the U.S. and NATO. This strategy was later enshrined in June 2001, in the American doctrine FM-1 "The Army", as well as in the Charter of hostilities FM-5 "Operations".
Pushkino: Center for strategic conjuncture.
ISBN 978-5-906233-14-1, 2013
Tags: USA , NATO , AME , aviation