[Skip to Content | Skip to Navigation | Skip to Lesson Index]

[ASPC Main Menu | Help | Back | Next]

Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Air and Space Power Characteristics | The Seven Tenets | Centralized Control and Decentralized Execution | Applying the Tenet | Example: North Africa | Example: Battle of Britain | Flexibility and Versatility | Example: Multi-role Employment | Example: Parallel Operations | Priority | Example: Yom Kippur War | Synergistic Effects | Example: Operation ENDURING FREEDOM | WWII-Control the Air | Persistence | Example: Huels Synthetic Rubber Plant | Example: Operation DESERT STORM | Concentration | Example: Battle of Britain | Example: Deliberate Force | Balance | Example: Yom Kippur War | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: Example: Multi-role Employment

Action: Present a picture of a B-52 dropping munitions, along with various post hit images of targets, which support the narration's assertion of the B-52's versatility. To further support the narration present the following text as each bullet is discussed:

Vietnam

B-52 bombers used in multiple roles

Voice: The tenet of flexibility and versatility was demonstrated during the Vietnam conflict, through the multi-role employment of the B-52 heavy bomber. During Linebacker II , the B-52 attacks against Hanoi and Haiphong directly supported the attainment of strategic level objectives. At the operational level of war, B-52s interdicted logistics and supply routes along the Ho Chi Minh trail. In tactical battles, B-52s provided highly effective battlefield close air support, as close as 1,000 yards for example for the Marines defending Khe Sanh.

[Back: Flexibility and Versatility | Next: Example: Parallel Operations]