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Title: Example: Operation DESERT STORM
Action: The screen begins with various attack vehicles(A-10, helicopters, etc.), and the following text which is bulleted to emphasize points as they are made in the narration:
Persistence Properly Applied
Act-Persistent attacks on Iraqi Integrated Air Defense System (IADS)
-Coalition aircraft conducted persistent SEAD missions
Voice: The tenet of persistence was properly applied in OPERATION DESERT STORM. On the first night of OPERATION DESERT STORM, coalition forces conducted extensive coordinated attacks on the Iraqi integrated air defense system or IADS. U.S. Army attack helicopters and Air Force A-10s neutralized early warning and ground controlled intercept sites while Air Force stealth aircraft and Navy Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles attacked key command and control and communications sites. Other coalition aircraft conducted suppression of enemy air defense or SEAD missions from the outset of hostilities which, together with the other attacks on the Iraqi IADS, resulted in serious degradation of the overall system.
Action: Present a picture of a bomb shelter with a bomb fin to illustrate the effectiveness of the campaign, along with the following text added below the previously mentioned text:
Result-IADS remained ineffective
Voice: Throughout the war, pressure was maintained on the Iraqi IADS through a persistent SEAD program and direct attacks on enemy airfields, rendering the system ineffective.
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