Pen and Sword Books: The RAF's Air War In Libya

The RAF's Air War In Libya
The RAF's Air War In Libya (7 reviews)
New Conflicts in the Era of Austerity
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Found in: Aviation History Books
196 pages
ISBN: 9781781590607
Published: 2 October 2012
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The uprising in Libya in the spring of 2011 took the world by surprise. The Gaddafi regime's brutal attempts at suppressing the uprising, however, soon prompted the international community to respond. NATO agreed to impose a no-fly zone across Libya which was led by Britain, France and the USA.

For the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, the deployment of RAF and Royal Navy assets in support of UN Resolution 1973, came at a time when severe cuts to the UK's defence spending were in the process of being enacted. With the Royal Navy aircraft carriers and their Harrier jets no longer available, would the UK be able to mount operations 3,000 miles away?

In this, the first book to analyse the Libyan campaign, David Sloggett details the causes of the uprising, and examines each stage of the war through to its termination with the death of Colonel Gaddafi.

In conclusion, Dr Sloggett considers the future prospects for a post-Gaddafi Libya and, more significantly, how NATO in general, and Britain in particular, will respond to similar events in the future.
Product Reviews
Well worth reading as an accessible and credible examination of the value of military force in general, and air power in particular in a world beyond Afghanistan.
RAF Centre for Air Power Studies - Chief of Air Staff's Reading List 2013
A comprehensive insight into the Libyan War of 2011. Sloggett examines the political landscape that brought about NATO's involvement in Libya.The author also outlines the future prospects for NATO after what was undoubtedly a successful... [read full review]
Warships International Fleet Review
The current Coalition Government Strategic Defence and Security (SDSR) was put under the spotlight almost immediately by events in Libya in the spring of 2011 with the decision to deploy the RAF and Royal Navy... [read full review]
Military History Monthly
This book is the first to analyse the Libyan Campaign, the causes of the uprising against the Gaddafi Regime and the implications for NATO. The author has examined and considered all of the implications and... [read full review]
Firetrench Reviews
Over its 196 pages, it delivers a comprehensive overview, complemented by an index and excellent detailed listing of RAF strikes, including aircraft types involved, weapons employed and target types. This volume provides an excellent bird's-eye... [read full review]
Aviation News
Whether you're interested in military aviation, tactics or politics or merely a fan of Dave's writing (as we are at Jets!) this book is a winner. Very highly recommended.
The RAF's Air War in Libya is actually a far greater book than its title might indicate. It explains the background to the Libyan conflict, the regional and historical tensions between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, and... [read full review]
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