Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Research Articles

  • How the United States Could Influence Singapore to Counter the PRC

    Captain Menji ChiemThe People’s Republic of China (PRC) is leveraging different instruments of power to rewrite the rules-based world order established post World War II. As a result, China’s influence grows with close US partners such as Singapore. Due to Singapore’s strategic

  • The Enemy of My Enemy: What China Will Learn from the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

    Captain Joey ChingAs a strategic competitor, China is carefully watching how the US responds to the Russia-Ukraine crisis to guide future efforts employing diplomatic, information, and economic, instruments of power. Diplomatically, China will determine the strength of US resolve to support Ukraine,

  • Shifting the Narrative on China

    Captain Nicholas PetroOver the course of the past century, the nature of warfare has changed dramatically. With the most recent era of conflict culminating in major campaigns in the Middle East, global strife continues to evolve and remains a challenge for states as they pursue ways to adapt to new

  • Empowering ISR Assets Throughout INDOPACOM

    Captain David GuptonFuture warfare against near-peer adversaries will require advanced communication capabilities amongst joint and allied partners. The conceptual framework of the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) has been developed and appears to provide monumental

  • Pivoting to Weapon System Cyber Defense

    Captain Trevor R. GrovesThere has been a tremendous amount of focus and effort spent on cyber defense internal to service component’s business systems inside the DoD’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget. Additionally, the Air Force has been trying to implement Pathfinders in Cyberspace Squadrons

  • Black Swan Planning: A Review of Iran and Turkey

    Captain Herman BaspedThis paper presents an analysis of how unexpected, or “black swan” events might negatively affect critical military operations. Although much of the literature suggest inability to predict these events, hindsight analysis uncovers the contrary. Two key elements from