BLUFRand Corp. report on ISIS air campaign: Intense bombing, depleted munitions. Targeting, battlespace, asset allocation issues. More weapons dropped. Shortage of intel, precision munitions. Improve targeteers, resource allocation.
- The air campaign against ISIS: Complex and intense, with resource challenges.
- Recommendations: Revise doctrine, improve targeting, modify asset allocation, enhance battlespace management, and prioritize self-defence rules.
- The intensity of bombing: Significantly higher than in previous conflicts, with a large number of munitions dropped.
- Challenges: Shortages in ISR assets and precision-guided munitions.
- Airpower's role: Crucial in defeating ISIS, but more aggression wouldn't have changed the timeline significantly.