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Introductory letter for the Fall 2022 issue of Æther: A Journal of Strategic Airpower & Spacepower.
Æther: A Journal of Strategic Airpower & Spacepower is pleased and honored to feature the French Air and Space Force Strategic Vision for 2022 by General Stèphane Mille, Chief of Staff of the French Air and Space Forces.
Conducting cyberspace operations outside of armed conflict but consistent with LOAC principles limits USCYBERCOM to a best-tool approach to national security. Reframing conflict as strategic competition restores military necessity’s flexibility.
The Bush administration pursued an approach to Iraq in the lead up to the Persian Gulf War that included offering coercive alternatives, refusing to facilitate a compromise, and identifying a favorable resolution as a matter of urgency. Future administrations could take the same path under similar circumstances.
An analysis of the national security strategy as genre using theories from the field rhetorical genre studies, reveals the strategy reflects the individual worldview and priorities of its presidential author, as a genre, the national security strategy is directly responsive to and constructive of our recurring national security.
Eight integral themes are essential to the study of airpower. A strong intellectual grounding in these areas will prepare future Air Force leaders for strategic and operational success.
Clausewitz’s concept of friction has not been explicitly applied to military space strategy or operations. The military must take four potential sources of space friction into account when making decisions to avoid frictional tradeoffs.
With increasing global competition, it is expected the US would consider its options with regard to foreign basing in Djibouti. But with its location and relative stability, Djibouti will remain strategically important for the United States in the years to come.
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