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Volume 28 Issue 5, Sep-Oct 2014

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Forward Arming and Refueling Points for Fighter Aircraft: Power Projection in an Antiaccess Environment
Forward Arming and Refueling Points for Fighter Aircraft: Power Projection in an Antiaccess Environment

Lt Col Robert D. Davis, USAF
 
This article examines a new concept for dispersed operations that allows fighter aircraft to operate from any airfield with a suitable runway. Furthermore, it does not require infrastructure at the dispersed location and results in significant... 


Remotely Piloted Aircraft and War in the Public Relations Domain
Remotely Piloted Aircraft and War in the Public Relations Domain

Capt Joseph O. Chapa, USAF
 
One can hardly pass the periodical rack at the base exchange without spotting a story on remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). GQ, the Economist, Time, and many other publications have recently featured articles on these ubiquitous... 


Have Adversary Missiles Become a Revolution in Military Affairs?
Have Adversary Missiles Become a Revolution in Military Affairs?

William F. Bell
 
This article examines the rise of adversary missile capabilities as a means of countering US global power projection, describing their characteristics and showing that they have become a "game changing" revolution in military affairs. Further, it... 


Leadership Development: A Senior Leader Case Study
Leadership Development: A Senior Leader Case Study

Maj Jason M. Newcomer, DBA, USAF / Sandra L. Kolberg, PhD / Jon M. Corey, PhD
 
The current case study explores the lack of qualitative analyses of the US Air Force’s development-team process. It surveys development teams at the Air Force in Washington, DC, to determine how effectively their processes identify, select, and/or... 


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US Military Innovation: Fostering Creativity in a Culture of Compliance
US Military Innovation: Fostering Creativity in a Culture of Compliance

Col John F. Price Jr., USAF
 
The future of the US military and, consequently, America's position in the international system hinges on how current leaders approach innovation over the next several years. If they work to sustain the innovative spark by fostering a culture of... 


Aviation Security Cooperation:  Advancing Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power in a Dynamic World
Aviation Security Cooperation: Advancing Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power in a Dynamic World

Mort Rolleston / Lt Col Ric "Trimmy" Trimillos, USAF / Tom Gill
 
The Air Force clearly needs to focus on deterring and, if necessary, fighting and winning traditional state-on-state conflicts in the future. It must, however, also prepare for the more likely clashes against nontraditional, nonstate actors such as... 


Theory, Implementation, and the Future of Airpower
Theory, Implementation, and the Future of Airpower

Prof. Mark Clodfelter
 
For a great power like the United States, several factors will affect future applications of airpower and may well trump the theory that has guided its development. First, the nation's political objectives, both positive and negative, will help... 


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