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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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(3.) Eduard Mark, Aerial Interdiction: Air Power and Land Battle in Three American Wars (Washington, D.C.: Center for Air Force (CAF) History, 1994), p.
Nalty, The War Against Trucks: Aerial Interdiction in Southern Laos, 1968-1972, (Washington, D.C.: Air Force History and Museum Program, 2005), [hereafter The War Against Trucks]; Bernard C.
Opponents of interdiction also maintain that aerial interdiction today in Peru would not be effective because smuggling routes have changed.
The Dominican Republic's highly successful aerial interdiction efforts since 2010 demonstrate that Dominican institutions have the capacity and will to stem the flow of drugs into the country.
In World War I, Royal Air Force (RAP) bombers inadvertently introduced aerial interdiction. They had been unable to locate their primary targets and instead attacked German railheads in France; in so doing, they disrupted the flow of equipment and supplies to the German front.
(10.) Eduard Mark, Aerial Interdiction: Air Power and the Land Battle in Three American Wars (Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1994), 271-72.
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.
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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