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A number of other themes warrant discussion. Each of these broad areas of investigation tends to overlap, both in terms of understanding what happened and in raising questions for further study or considering possible implications for the Army and the armed forces generally. For organizational purposes they are considered in ﬁve broad areas: • Command and Control. This area encompasses technological means, including BFT, satellite communications, and various aids that supported communications and situational awareness which enabled effective command and control.
Moreover, times noted in the text have been adjusted from Greenwich Mean Time (“Zulu”) to local Kuwait time (+ 3 hours). Throughout the work, the soldier stories and vignettes serve a variety of purposes. First, they help the reader better understand the trials and tribulations of soldiers on the battleﬁeld. Second, they offer a detailed discussion of a particular aspect of the war as an example of the actions occurring all across the battleﬁeld. And ﬁnally, the stories and vignettes introduce the reader to the individual soldiers who fought the battle.
While ground maneuver began simultaneously with air operations to preclude the Iraqi regime from undertaking a scorched earth campaign or turning the oil ﬁelds into a WMD, it is difﬁcult to overstate the importance of air operations in the context of OIF. By dominating the air over Iraq, coalition air forces shaped the ﬁght to allow for rapid dominance on the ground. Air power decisively turned the tide in tactical operations on the ground on several occasions. Air- and sea-launched precision-guided munitions (PGMs) and cruise missile strikes responded rapidly to the targets developed by improved intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.