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[FEAF Ops Plan 3-50] As its contribution to the Inch'ŏn operation, General Stratemeyer directed the FEAF Bomber Command to emphasize interdiction operations designed to isolate the amphibious objective area, to continue to attack strategic targets in North Korea, and to conduct special missions including tactical air support, photo and visual reconnaissance, and the distribution of psychological warfare leaflets.#18


 Late in August, when General O'Donnell had informed FEAF that his B-29 groups lacked enough outstanding bridge targets "to go around," the FEAF deputies of operations and intelligence had begun to plan FEAF Interdiction Campaign No. 2. On 2 September FEAF furnished a list of 56 rail and road bridges to the FEAF Bomber Command for destruction.#19


 The new interdiction plan represented some careful thought. The interdiction planners recognized that the destruction of bridges would not decisively influence the military situation at the front lines in a short time, for a North Korean division had proved able to continue to fight with only 50 tons of resupply each day. But in the event of a Chinese or Russian intervention the new interdiction program was calculated to hinder the movement of troops to the front, to disrupt their resupply, and to place limits on the numbers of Chinese or Russian troops who could be employed at the front lines.#20