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air interdiction

Air operations conducted to destroy, neutralize, or delay the enemy's military potential before it can harm friendly forces. The interdiction is conducted far enough away from friendly forces that detailed integration of each air mission with the fire and movement of the friendly forces is not required. Main interdiction targets are lines of communications, logistic nodes, reserves, and ammunition or fuel dumps. Interdiction targets are located well behind enemy lines and outside the range of one's own artillery.
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Nalty, The War Against Trucks: Aerial Interdiction in Southern Laos, 1968-1972, (Washington, D.
Government Printing Office, 1978); Mark, Aerial Interdiction, pp.
Opponents of interdiction also maintain that aerial interdiction today in Peru would not be effective because smuggling routes have changed.
John Crow, a State Department official, defended the aerial interdiction policy, arguing it had led to a decrease of coca cultivation in Peru.
In World War I, Royal Air Force (RAP) bombers inadvertently introduced aerial interdiction.
McNamara's persisting in such an effort, even in the form of aerial interdiction, served mainly to estrange LeMay and other uniformed leaders from the civilian officials of the Department of Defense.
Although the campaign in this region came to be conducted year-around, initially the activity all but stopped with the onset of the monsoon rains, as the focus of aerial interdiction shifted to the demilitarized zone where the tempo of infiltration increased with the beginning of dry weather.
From mid-April until early July, Honduras and the United States conducted Operation Anvil, a joint aerial interdiction operation.
In 1994, his book Aerial Interdiction in Three Wars, was published by the Center for Air Force History.
In concert with maritime and aerial interdiction, the head of the DNCD, General Rolando Rosado Mateo, continues to emphasize the pursuit of major drug traffickers and the dismantling of their organizations.
The aerial interdiction campaign focused on four areas: on the Rolling Thunder air campaign in North Vietnam in Route Packages IV, V and VI; on the area in southern North Vietnam near the DMZ in route Package I; on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in southern Laos; and on trails within South Vietnam.
Regional Aerial Interdiction Initiative Program (RAII).
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