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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Early Perspective of War | Rise of Total War | WWI Perspective | Context for Airpower | Aircraft as a Military Tool | Aircraft for Strategic Effects | Early Airpower Theorists | Aipower Theorists—Douhet | Douhet’s Theory | Implications of Douhet’s Theory | Douhet’s Impact | Aipower Theorists—Trenchard | Trenchard’s Theory | Implications of Trenchard’s Theory | Trenchard’s Impact | Aipower Theorists—Mitchell | Mitchell’s Theory | Implications of Mitchell’s Theory | Mitchell’s Impact | Mitchell’s Legacy | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: Lesson Objective

Voice: This lesson introduces you to the early airpower theories as expressed by Guilio Douhet, Hugh Trenchard, and Billy Mitchell. The objective of this lesson is for you to comprehend the genesis and importance of strategic bombardment as a central focus in airpower theory. At the end of the lesson, you should be able to explain the influence of early airpower theorists on the development of airpower doctrine. In addition, you should be able to explain why strategic bombardment became central to airpower theory. Furthermore, you should be able to summarize the significant influence of General Billy Mitchell in promoting the theories of airpower within the United States and his role in shaping the airpower doctrine that survives today.

Action: Present the lesson objective and then display the samples of behavior as they are mentioned:

Lesson Objective Samples of Behavior

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