One comment on “Defending Poland: Three Critical Elements

  1. Politically in terms of regime change etc. ground forces occupying a country are normally necessary in a conventional conflict, however political proxies can be used, eg by supporting a faction in a civil war in the enemy’s country. I accept that at the tactical level on the battlefield if both sides are evenly matched for air power than ground forces are decisive. However the Kuwait campaign of 1990/91 shows the drastic strategic effects of air power supremacy, in paralysing logistics, and blinding the enemy. The key point today is that qualitative technological advantages are crucial in the air war, and victory is likely to go to those with the most advanced technology, in a straight air campaign.

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