Air & Space Power Journal


Welcome to Air and Space Power Journal-Africa and Francophonie (ASPJ-A&F), an Air University quarterly publication.

A Long, Rich History

Even before the founding of the United States Air Force, Air University initiated Air University Quarterly Review in 1947 as a professional publication in the highest sense of the word—one that would reflect the best professional thought concerning global concepts and doctrines of air strategy and tactics. Since its inauguration, the journal has appeared under the titles Air University Quarterly Review, Air University Review, Airpower Journal, Aerospace Power Journal, and, currently, Air and Space Power Journal.

Air and Space Power Journal-Africa and Francophonie (ASPJ-A&F)

Air and Space Power Journal in French was launched in 2005, targeting an audience of 29 countries with French as the official language.

In 2009, Air University began publishing ASPJ-A&F as a forum for the dissemination of original research articles and review articles in numerous areas, refereed by subject-matter experts. Each issue, appearing in print and online, includes contributions in both English and French. Now in its eighth year of existence, the Journal is read in 185 countries/territories; 1,015 academic institutions; 292 think tanks in 42 countries; 667 institutes (African and Francophone studies); government agencies; armed and security forces; and so forth (as of May 2013).

ASPJ-A&F’s electronic version, which already attracts as many readers as its hard-copy counterpart, features more dynamic, interactive content. It allows our readers to discuss articles with other subscribers from around the world and view updated topics. Free from the constraints of conventional printing, we are able to publish more articles, add new sections, and quickly adapt the Journal to our reader's needs. (You can subscribe here or by contacting the editor directly. We will safeguard your e-mail address and send you short quarterly messages announcing the posting of the new issue.)

Mission Statement

ASPJ-A&F’s principles embody the spirit of democratic ideals; intellectual rigor; critical analysis; vigorous, scholarly research; proven methodologies; and the primacy of clarity and quality in its articles. Thus, ASPJ-A&F maintains the Air Force tradition of ensuring the intellectual and editorial independence of its publications. It will continue to explore significant issues and serve as a vehicle for our readers’ intellectual enrichment.


The views and opinions expressed or implied in ASPJ-A&F are those of the authors and should not be construed as carrying the official sanction of the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense, Air Education and Training Command, Air University, or other agencies or departments of the US government.

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