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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: Parallel Operations

Action: Show the following quote on parallel operations:

"Parallel operations occur when different campaigns, against different targets, and at different levels of war, are conducted simultaneously."
-10 Propositions Regarding Air Power, Col Philip S. Meilinger, USAF

Voice: The most dramatic application of the tenet of flexibility and versatility is the conduct of parallel operations.

Action: Show the following excerpt from AFDD-1 and provide a link to the document:

Link to AFDD-1(opens acrobat pdf in new window): AFDD-1 pg 24 (32 of 96)

The versatility of air and space power, properly executed in parallel attacks, can attain parallel effects which present the enemy with multiple crises occurring so quickly that there is no way to respond to all or, in some cases, any of them
-AFDD-1

Voice: AFDD-1 states the versatility of air and space power, properly executed in parallel attacks, can attain parallel effects which present the enemy with multiple crises occurring so quickly that there is no way to respond to all or, in some cases, any of them. Such was the case in the opening hours of Desert Storm.

Action: Replace text with a graphic that illustrates how targets were attacked simultaneously throughout Iraq, also present the following bullet list:

Desert Storm

Voice: Targets related to multiple centers of gravity were attacked nearly simultaneously.

Action: Show a series of graphics that relate how US forces took out many different Iraqi targets from a military installation to a satellite dish:

Voice: The swift, massive, and precise application of air, space, and information power against strategic, operational, and tactical objectives induced shock which resulted in paralysis of the Iraqi military organization. This paralysis provided the leverage needed to dominate surface as well as air and space operations.

Action: Show an image of a B-2 to emphasize the narration and the following bullet list:

Today

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