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Volume 28 Issue 1, Jan-Feb 2014

Senior Leader Perspective

Strengthening Understanding and Engagement with China's Air Force
Strengthening Understanding and Engagement with China's Air Force

General Mark A. Welsh III, USAF / General Hawk Carlisle, USAF
 
Since the historic coming together of China and the United States in 1972, this strategic relationship has benefited both our nations and fostered an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region. Our relationship with... 


NATO Air Command–Afghanistan: The Continuing Evolution of Airpower Command and Control
NATO Air Command–Afghanistan: The Continuing Evolution of Airpower Command and Control

Maj Gen Kenneth S. Wilsbach, USAF / Lt Col David J. Lyle, USAF
 
The evolution of cooperation between air and ground forces over the last 12 years in Afghanistan has been continuous and dynamic. What began in 2001 as special operators on horseback calling in precision air strikes from distantly based aircraft has... 


Feature Articles

Employing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Organizing, Training, and Equipping to Get It Right
Employing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: Organizing, Training, and Equipping to Get It Right

Capt Adam B. Young, USAF
 
During the last decade, the role of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in modern warfare has been characterized by increasing demands, resources, and capabilities--trends that can be expected to continue. In light of these... 


You Can't Win If You Don't Play: Communication--Engage Early, Engage Often
You Can't Win If You Don't Play: Communication--Engage Early, Engage Often

Lt Col Aaron D. Burgstein, USAF
 
Following World War One, the French built a masterful line of forts to defend themselves from potential attacks by Germany. These defenses, unmovable and unable to take the offensive, were quickly flanked and overwhelmed by the combined arms of the... 


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Maintaining Space Superiority
Maintaining Space Superiority

Capt Albert C. Harris III, USAF
 
Professionals who strive to maintain space superiority must understand the strategic policy environment in order to employ air and space power effectively. This includes knowledge of national objectives and comprehension of how national and... 


Revitalizing Nuclear Operations in the Joint Environment
Revitalizing Nuclear Operations in the Joint Environment

LTC Kelvin Mote, USA
 
This article highlights the need for a revitalization of joint nuclear doctrine. It first outlines the strategic context faced by planners--specifically, the rise of nuclear aspirants--and then compares Cold War nuclear doctrine with current joint... 


Selected Air University Research

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Facilitating Mental Wellness by Targeting Stigma

Think Tank Group 3: Capt Ammon Hickman, Capt Ryan Ross, Capt Erin Biggers, Capt Jefferson Page, Capt Theresa Izell, Capt Duane Denney, Capt Jared Wilson, Capt James Rozzoni
 
The Squadron Officer School (SOS) Think Tank Elective is a seven-week-long course designed to provide solutions to Air Force... 


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