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Title: CBO—Fighter Escorts

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CBO—Principles of War:

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Long-range bomber escort enabled counterair attacks and interdiction deep into German territory

Voice: The success of the combined bomber offensive was made possible by changes in employment concepts and technological advancements.

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Voice: The introduction of effective, long-range bomber escort enabled air power to neutralize the German Air Force through counter-air attacks and interdiction deep into German territory.

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Voice: This campaign effectively utilized the principles of maneuver and surprise.

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