Air & Space Power Journal, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published May 01, 2013
Lt Col Peter Garretson, USAF
This article argues that external forces will drive the US Air Force to procure a very different force structure than the one currently postulated for the early 2030s. Specifically, the service will eventually settle on a “range-balanced force” for...
Col Shannon W. Caudill, USAF / Maj Benjamin R. Jacobson, USAF
This article examines growing threats to both air bases and air and space operations. It argues that the risk to air and space assets will become exponentially more complex and that the cost of countermeasures will increase due to the promulgation...
Johannes R. Allert
Why was Lt Gen Frank Andrews, an Army Air Corps officer, selected for a job that encompassed a vast area surrounded by water—a task traditionally performed by the Navy? Andrews demonstrated the value of airpower as a force multiplier in World War II...
Wg Cdr Redvers T. Thompson, Royal Air Force, Retired
Operational planning and assessment, conducted at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of civil-military operations, provide Air Force commanders and their air operations centers (AOC) with significantly increasing analysis, data capture,...
Maj Sarah Lynch, USAF / Dr. Alan R. Heminger / Lt Col David D. Mattioda, PhD, USAF
This article highlights the need for a sound systems-engineering approach to tanker acquisitions. It first outlines the history of air refueling—specifically, the creativity and willingness to take risks exhibited by our forefathers in the field—and...
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