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Re: No Fly Zones and Air Power

Saddam was willing to withdraw, the best work on the Iraq side of the war, Kevin Woods' _The Mother of All Battles_, makes that fairly clear. That does not mean the air campaign won the war on its own. Saddam was willing to withdraw because he believed the ground campaign would be extremely successful, that Iraqi forces would not inflict enough casualties on us to stop our advance, and because he feared the Iraqi military would not survive the assault.

In the event, Saddam believed he won the conflict, as his regime survived it. Hardly a ringing endorsement for air power.

New issue of Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health is available online, open access and in two editions

New issue now online and open access…

Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health - Volume 2 Issue 2, November 2016

Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health is available online, open access and in two editions:
JMVFH Online - http://bit.ly/jmvfh22
JMVFH Flipbook version - http://bit.ly/jmvfh22u

Pages

H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Kenneth J. Ruoff
Reviewer: 
Daniel Curzon

Curzon on Ruoff, 'Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary'


Kenneth J. Ruoff. Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire's 2,600th Anniversary. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010. Illustrations. xv + 236 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4866-9; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7978-6.

Author: 
Wendy Hamand Venet
Reviewer: 
Rebecca E. Powell

Powell on Venet, 'A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta'


Wendy Hamand Venet. A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Illustrations. x + 280 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-19216-2.

Reviewed by Rebecca E. Powell (Auburn University)
Published on H-War (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Geoffrey L. Rossano, Thomas Wildenberg
Reviewer: 
Laurence M. Burke

Burke on Rossano and Wildenberg, 'Striking the Hornets' Nest: Naval Aviation and the Origins of Strategic Bombing in World War I'


Geoffrey L. Rossano, Thomas Wildenberg. Striking the Hornets' Nest: Naval Aviation and the Origins of Strategic Bombing in World War I. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2015. 304 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-390-4.

Reviewed by Laurence M. Burke (U.S. Naval Academy)
Published on H-War (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Yuko Kawato
Reviewer: 
Jun Suk Hyun

Hyun on Kawato, 'Protests against U.S. Military Base Policy in Asia: Persuasion and Its Limits in Base Politics'


Yuko Kawato. Protests against U.S. Military Base Policy in Asia: Persuasion and Its Limits in Base Politics. Studies in Asian Security Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 248 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9416-9.

Reviewed by Jun Suk Hyun (University of Georgia)
Published on H-War (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Daniel Owen Spence
Reviewer: 
Evan Wilson

Wilson on Spence, 'A History of the Royal Navy: Empire and Imperialism'


Daniel Owen Spence. A History of the Royal Navy: Empire and Imperialism. London: I.B.Tauris, 2016. xiii + 238 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78076-543-3.

Reviewed by Evan Wilson (Yale University)
Published on H-War (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey