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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, R. Mitchell, III
dc.contributor.authorChudoba, Phillip C.
dc.dateJune 1992
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:17:40Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:17:40Z
dc.date.issued1992-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23825
dc.description.abstractThis thesis juxtaposes the enabling attributes of tactical aerial reconnaissance with the myopic force structure policy which resulted in the demise of Marine aerial reconnaissance on the eve of the Persian Gulf War. Commencing with the debut of American photo reconnaissance aircraft in World War I, and continuing through the present, the U.S. tactical aerial reconnaissance capability problematic development cycle of high emphasis during war and gross negligence during peacetime is documented. The the United States Marine Corps, the impact of this trend of dysfunctional command priorities during Desert Shield/Desert Storm contingency operations in Southwest Asia is elucidated and the misnomer of "intelligence failure" is revealed. Based on analysis of these events and the recurring intelligence requirements of combat, this thesis sets forth the requirement for continuous maintenance of a viable tactical aerial reconnaissance capability within the Marine Corps.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/blindingeyesofco1094523825
dc.format.extent131 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleBlinding the eyes of the Corps: foresight at last?.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorAir intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.authorAerial reconnaissanceen_US
dc.subject.authorAerial photographyen_US
dc.subject.authorIntelligenceen_US
dc.subject.authorDESERT SHIELDen_US
dc.subject.authorDESERT STORMen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Corps aviationen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Corps intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary intelligenceen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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