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Volume 26 Issue 3, May-Jun 2012

Senior Leader Perspective

Team Building: The Next Chapter of Airpower Command and Control in Afghanistan
Team Building: The Next Chapter of Airpower Command and Control in Afghanistan

Maj Gen Tod D. Wolters, USAF / Lt Col Joseph L. Campo, USAF
 
On 22 May 2011, command of the 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force–Afghanistan (9 AETF-A) shifted from Maj Gen Charles Lyon’s team to ours, and almost immediately we went to work writing the next chapter of airpower support to... 


Feature Articles

Operationalizing Knowledge: A New Chapter in the Saga of US War Fighting and Cognition
Operationalizing Knowledge: A New Chapter in the Saga of US War Fighting and Cognition

Philip Kao
 
If military operations have evolved since World War II, what can we say about the changing role(s) of the war fighter? Rather than explore the metaphysical and ontological changes attending the modern soldier, this article examines the... 


Airpower in the Interagency: Success in the Dominican Republic
Airpower in the Interagency: Success in the Dominican Republic

Lt Col S. Edward Boxx, USAF
 
The Air Force must apply effective airpower within the interagency. Toward that end, this article explores the joint air component coordination element (JACCE) and its applicability to the mission against counter-transnational organized crime.... 


Ricochets and Replies 

Air Force Policy for Advanced Education
Air Force Policy for Advanced Education

Lt Col Loretta J. Lombard, FLANG
 
Air & Space Power Journal encourages worldwide debate about military topics by publishing articles that critique current methods and propose new ideas. We frequently receive Letters to the Editor from readers... 


Views

Ten Thousand Feet and Ten Thousand Miles: Reconciling Our Air Force Culture to Remotely Piloted Aircraft and the New Nature of Aerial Combat
Ten Thousand Feet and Ten Thousand Miles: Reconciling Our Air Force Culture to Remotely Piloted Aircraft and the New Nature of Aerial Combat

Maj Dave Blair, USAF
 
The impact and scope of modern remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) demand a reexamination of our cultural assumptions about combat. The needs of combat gave rise to our RPA force, yet institutional incentives inform the members of that force to the... 


Long-Range Strike: The Bedrock of Deterrence and America's Strategic Advantage
Long-Range Strike: The Bedrock of Deterrence and America's Strategic Advantage

Maj Wade S. Karren, USAF
 
Long-range strike (LRS) and the often-associated phrase strategic attack are perhaps the most discussed but least understood terms in current military use.1 Despite, or perhaps because of, numerous definitions and... 


Historical Highlights 

Mobility in the Next War
Mobility in the Next War

Colonel Clifford J. Heflin
 
This article from Air University Quarterly Review (Fall 1947) offers insights concerning strategic basing and its effect on global military operations under consideration during the earliest days of our Air Force. Colonel Heflin uses an... 


Warrior Feedback 

Reflections on Iraq
Reflections on Iraq

Lt Gen Dave Goldfein, USAF
 
Welcome to Air and Space Power Journal’s inaugural posting of Warrior Feedback, designed to provide engaging content and opportunities for you to participate in the airpower dialogue. 


Selected Air University Research

Remote Sensing and Mass Migration Policy Development
Remote Sensing and Mass Migration Policy Development

Mary D. Dysart, DAFC
 
Mass migration is a global problem affecting both displaced persons, their countries of origin, and the nations that voluntarily or involuntarily receive them. The 2010 U.S. National Security Strategy recognized the domestic and international perils... 


Bureaucracy vs. Bioterrorism: Countering a Globalized Threat
Bureaucracy vs. Bioterrorism: Countering a Globalized Threat

Lt Col Stephen G. Hoffman, USAF
 
Two things are certain: death and taxes! Or maybe just taxes. Scientists are attempting to cheat death with rapidly progressing technologies capable of constructing and manipulating life synthetically from basic chemical elements. While the... 


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