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Air & Space Power Journal

Chief of Staff, US Air Force
Gen Charles Q. Brown Jr., USAF

Chief of Space Operations, US Space Force
Gen John W. Raymond, USSF

Commander, Air Education and Training Command
Lt Gen Marshall B. Webb, USAF 

Commander and President, Air University
Lt Gen James B. Hecker, USAF 

Air University, Academic Services 
Dr. Mehmed Ali

Director, Air University Press
Dr. Paul Hoffman 

Editor in Chief 
Dr. Laura Thurston Goodroe 

Professional Staff
Randy Roughton, Content Editor and Book Review Manager
Cheryl Ferrell and Nedra Looney, Print Specialists
Gail White, Web Specialist
Catherine Smith and Tim Thomas, Illustrators


Welcome to the Air & Space Power Journal (ASPJ), the US Air Force’s (USAF) professional peer-reviewed journal and the leading forum for airpower thought and dialogue. ASPJ seeks to foster intellectual discussion and debate among air, space, and cyber power leaders, both domestically and internationally.

A Long, Rich History
Even before the founding of the USAF, Air University initiated publication of the Air University Quarterly Review in 1947. Maj Gen Muir S. Fairchild established this journal as a professional publication in the highest sense of the word—one that would reflect the best professional thought concerning global concepts and doctrines of air strategy and tactics. Since its inauguration, the journal has appeared under the titles Air University Quarterly Review, Air University Review, Airpower Journal, Aerospace Power Journal, and, currently, Air & Space Power Journal. Since 1947, this periodical has fulfilled its mandate to provide an avenue for professional Airmen to present their original thinking on the subject of airpower.

The Air & Space Power Journal (ISSN 1554-2505), Air Force Recurring Publication 10-1, published quarterly, is the professional journal of the United States Air Force. It is designed to serve as an open forum for the presentation and stimulation of innovative thinking on military doctrine, strategy, force structure, readiness, and other matters of national defense. The views and opinions expressed or implied in the Journal are those of the authors and should not be construed as carrying the official sanction of the Department of Defense, Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Air University, or other agencies or departments of the US government.

Articles not bearing a copyright notice may be reproduced in whole or in part without permission. Articles bearing a copyright notice may be reproduced for any US government purpose without permission. If they are reproduced, the Air & Space Power Journal requests a courtesy line. To obtain permission to reproduce material bearing a copyright notice for other than US government purposes, contact the author of the material rather than the Air & Space Power Journal.