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Tables of Contents for European Contributions to Operation Allied Force
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
iii
Figures
ix
Tables
xi
Summary
xiii
Acknowledgments
xvii
Acronyms
xix
Introduction
1
8
Origins of This Report
1
5
The Defense Capabilities Initiative
2
1
Influence of the European Defense and Security Identity
2
3
Agreeing on a Way Ahead
5
1
Organization of Subsequent Chapters
6
3
Highlights of Operation Allied Force
9
44
NATO's Decision to Intervene
9
9
The National Contingents
18
6
France
18
3
Germany
21
1
Italy
21
1
The Netherlands
22
1
The United Kingdom
22
1
The United States
23
1
Conduct of Air Operations
24
12
Targeting
25
4
Combat Air Patrol
29
1
Reconnaissance
30
2
Suppression of Enemy Air Defense
32
1
Aerial Refueling
33
1
Strike Operations
34
2
Disputed tactics
36
15
Gradualism
37
2
U.S.-Only Information and Operations
39
2
Role of Ground Forces
41
10
Conclusions
51
2
Transatlantic Perspectives
53
18
Overall Evaluation of the Campaign
53
2
Quality of Interoperability
55
3
Secure Communications
56
1
Other Interoperability Issues
57
1
Operation Allied Force as a Model for Future Allied Operations
58
3
Coalition Operations
58
1
U.S. Role
58
1
Ground Troops
59
1
Legal Justification
60
1
National Programs Revealing Shortfalls
61
7
Precision and All-Weather Capabilities
62
1
Cruise Missiles and Standoff Weapons
63
1
Electronic Warfare and Suppression of Enemy Air Defense
64
1
Strategic Airlift
64
2
Aerial Refueling
66
1
Multinational Logistics and Procurement
66
1
Intelligence Collection and Processing
67
1
Conclusions
68
3
Reconciling Perspectives
71
22
Priorities and Imperatives for Shaping Intra-Alliance Relations
71
3
Political-Military Relations
71
1
Military Relations
72
1
Expectations and Operational Practices
73
1
Future Allied Military Operations
74
4
Consultation and Coalition Building
75
1
Force Packages and Packaging
76
1
Managing Military Commitments
76
2
Implications for the Defense Capabilities Initiative
78
5
Establishing Priorities
81
1
Agreeing on Funding
82
1
Managing the European Security and Defense Identity
83
6
Institutional Development of the ESDI After Allied Force
83
3
Promoting Efficiency in the European Defense Establishment
86
1
Encouraging Additional Investment in European Defense
87
2
Revising the Template for Allied Operations
89
4
Capability for Useful, Effective Tasks
90
1
Organizing the Means to Implement the NATO Strategic Concept
91
1
Revitalizing the CJTF Notion
91
2
Conclusions
93
12
Implications for the United States
93
3
Recognize the Leverage Available to U.S. Leadership
94
1
Encourage Allied Capability Improvements
94
1
Support NATO Exercises and Training
94
1
Exploit Advanced Technologies
95
1
Manage the Capabilities Gap
95
1
Emphasize Multipurpose Assets
95
1
Implications for the U.S. Air Force
96
1
Implications for the Atlantic Alliance
97
3
Flexible Command Arrangements
97
1
DCI Priorities
97
1
Expand NATO-Owned Assets
98
1
Force Generation and Targeting
99
1
Common Alliance Doctrine
99
1
Consultation and Consensus
99
1
Implications for the European Allies
100
2
Fiscal Constraints and Modernization
100
1
Integrated Air-Ground Capabilities
100
1
The DCI and the EU
101
1
Institutional Development of the ESDI
101
1
Implications for Future Coalitions
102
3
Differing Capabilities
102
1
Allies Opting Out
102
1
Political and Diplomatic Constraints
103
1
Limited Operational Goals
103
1
Coalition Lessons Learned
104
1
Multinational Exercises
104
1
Selected Bibliography
105
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