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Volume 28 Issue 3, May-Jun 2014

Senior Leader Perspective

Getting Our Partners Airborne: Training Air Advisors and Their Impact In-Theater
Getting Our Partners Airborne: Training Air Advisors and Their Impact In-Theater

Maj Gen Michael A. Keltz, USAF
 
US Air Force (USAF) air advisors played a central role in building the new Iraqi Air Force. They are doing the same in Afghanistan today, and the Afghan Air Force will require this support for years to come. In fact, air advisors are building... 


Feature Articles

Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance in Contested Airspace
Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance in Contested Airspace

Dr. Robert P. Haffa Jr. / Anand Datla
 
This article defines the attributes of a family of airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems required to operate in nonpermissive military environments. It assumes that despite the substantial progress made in integrating... 


Nightfall: Machine Autonomy in Air-to-Air Combat
Nightfall: Machine Autonomy in Air-to-Air Combat

Capt Michael W. Byrnes, USAF
 
The prevailing assumption about the future role of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV) is that they will be complementary assets requiring manned platforms to lead them into a battle and provide human-in-the-loop command and control. Closer... 


Religion in Military Society: Reconciling Establishment and Free Exercise
Religion in Military Society: Reconciling Establishment and Free Exercise

Chaplain, Maj Robert A. Sugg, USAF
 
Military commanders are stewards of the constitutional rights of their service members. To make fair and equitable decisions, leadership must first understand that the nonreligious cannot walk the road of (non) establishment and arrive at free... 


'Finnishing' the Force: Achieving True Flexibility for the Joint Force Commander
"Finnishing" the Force: Achieving True Flexibility for the Joint Force Commander

Lt Col Matt J. Martin, USAF / CDR Brian Rivera, USNR / Maj Jussi Toivanen, Finnish Army
 
This article highlights the development of new capabilities currently organized and employed at the tactical level and as organic assets to larger maneuver units but having the potential to fill key gaps in joint capability. By using the example of... 


The Air Force and Diversity: The Awkward Embrace
The Air Force and Diversity: The Awkward Embrace

Col Suzanne M. Streeter, USAF
 
Attitudes towards diversity in the Air Force range widely; some Airmen perceive it as an assault on unit culture or dismiss the need for further attention to diversity, believing that integration has resolved all issues. These stances demonstrate a... Article Summary


The Comanche and the Albatross: About Our Neck Was Hung
The Comanche and the Albatross: About Our Neck Was Hung

Col Michael W. Pietrucha, USAF
 
The Air Force intended eventually to replace much of the post-Vietnam fighter fleet with the F-35A. This stealthy aircraft possesses advanced technology and was intended to be no more expensive than the aircraft it was designed to supplant. The Air... 


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