Cadet Smirk (jayarr) wrote,
Cadet Smirk

Stupid Dictator

Just came across this quote:

"There is no powerful and quick strike that a people could deliver, whatever their overall power. The United States depends on the Air Force. The Air Force has never decided a war in the history of wars."

-- Saddam Hussein in interview with Dan Rather, Aug 29, 1990

While rarely scoring the final victory, air power can determine the outcome of war. This is most evidenced when one side has a lack of air power--Afghanistan or Iraq, for example. This allows the engaging force unrestricted air superiority, including the ability to strike, recon, interdict, and patrol at will. Once you lose control of the ultimate high ground, the air, your chances of military victory are essentially nil.

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