Bombing to win air power and coercion in war cornell studies in security affairs 1st edition by robert a pape author 49 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews. Bombing to win in this now classic work of the theory and practice of airpower and its political effects robert a pape helps military strategists and policy makers judge the purpose of various air strategies and helps general readers understand the policy debates. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for bombing to win air power and coercion in war author robert a pape published on april 1996 at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The author robert pape proposes that coercion in war is tough to do frequently does not work when it works it does not come at a significantly cheaper cost to the coercer and if it does work . This solidly constructed work concludes with some overly simple assertions strategic bombing does not matter punishment does not work and the like exploring a large number of cases superficially and five cases in depth the author builds a strenuous argument that strategic air power has never delivered on its promises and for reasons intrinsic to strategy cannot
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