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This superb, up-to-date, and comprehensive analysis of China's military by America's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), released in January 2019, has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction.
This paper shows that in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and other counterinsurgency operations, space forces will not be “war winners” but can provide crucial support. Specifically, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities can help isolate the battlespace.
The Air Force is not drawing upon its full talent pool for leadership in its most senior positions. This also has another negative affect of creating a general officer cohort that severely lacks diversity.
NASA studied the feasibility of establishing an orbiting quarantine facility where samples returned from Mars could be analyzed. The particular advantage in this approach is that any pathogens the samples might contain would be less likely to pose a hazard to Earth. Like Antaeus, for whom the project is named, such an organism might thrive on contact with the terrestrial biosphere.
These papers represent different recommendations by six different Army War College students. Additive to the experience of the AAN Seminar students, Futures Seminar students and faculty further contribute to the Army’s understanding of the future force by substantively participating in force development experimentation, wargames and symposia.
These papers represent 23 different recommendations by twenty-three different Army War College students. Some ideas and recommendations are specific and affect narrow slices of the Army; others are broad and span multiple services or components. Some are tactical; others strategic.
These papers represent seventeen different recommendations by 17 different Army War College students. In their words they look to add one small bit of perspective to one small piece of the very large question, “What kind of Army will we need in 2025 and beyond?”
Highly empowered individuals and non-state groups and expanded access to lethal technologies shape the strategic environment of 2035. These trends, combined with a perception that the United States is a less willing and financially capable global security guarantor, may create conditions where non-state actors may choose to use violence to achieve ends counter to U.S. interests.
This U.S. Army history is designed to provide Army personnel with a concise, authoritative, yet also readable history of the institution in which they serve with an overview of U.S. Army in the years leading up to and including the First World War. A century ago, the great powers of Europe became engulfed in what was then called the Great War.
In addition to incisive commentary about the geopolitical implications of Vladimir Putin and his policies, this report includes a comprehensive survey of current and planned Russian weapons and military technologies, including hypersonic rockets, nuclear torpedoes, and electronic weapons.
The "Missile Launch Complex 39A Site" was originally listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on May 24, 1973, for its association with the Man in Space Program. It was reevaluated in 1996 in the context of the Apollo Program, ca. 1961 through 1975, and on January 21, 2000, the newly defined Launch Complex 39: Pad A Historic District was listed in the NRHP.
This document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant (NPP) incidents, including sample text and suggested answers to anticipated public and media questions. This document also provides background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during an NPP incident.
As NASA prepares for long-duration, crewed missions into deep outer space, it needs to have a better understanding as to why some individuals adapt and adjust better than others to the extreme demands of space living.
This is a literature study on military professionalism and military ethics. It suggests that by developing and inculcating a recognized and well-defined Professional Military Ethic in all of the military services and at all rank levels, the modern American armed forces will gain common understandings of the nature of the Professional Military Ethic.
Arguably Air Education and Training Command (AETC) supports all of these vectors; however, the call for a full-spectrum capable, high-end focused force falls squarely within the AETC mission. AETC was tasked with preparing for the future, yet much of what we deliver under the banner of force development is lodged in a learning paradigm that has not altered substantially.
Close Air Support provided by Naval and Marine airpower in Korea differed than that provided by the United States Air Force. This difference can be traced back to each services experience prior to Korea.
Within the U.S. military services a thorough and clear self awareness is absolutely essential to the success in both these efforts. A key aspect of self awareness, successful joint operations, and effective transformation requires a thorough understanding of the component service cultures and their potential to effect operations.
This paper examines the defense organizational responses to the emergence of air and space as warfighting domains and, using these experiences as points of comparison, applies the same logic to consider the question: Should the Department of Defense create an independent US Cyber Force?
Joint effectiveness of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army forces is critical to achieving national objectives in today's strategic environment. Constrained procurement budgets and unprecedented and diverse missions call for effective dialogue and synergy between land and air forces.
The study examines how designing a force for the most-dangerous scenario affects the Air Force's ability to cooperate with the Army and conduct joint missions, specifically CAS. Tomorrow's fight is unknown, but a near certainty is that it will be a joint fight and therefore it is imperative for the Air Force to foster inter-service cooperation.
This thesis addresses the evolution of integrated close air support (CAS) from its birth to the present. By comparing three air arms' development of CAS, it provides a historical bedrock for the controversies and discord that surround debate regarding the tactic.
Two A-10C’s collided over the Nevada Test and Training Range on Sept. 6, 2017, due to the unintentional failure to adhere to established altitude deconfliction procedures, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report.
Headquarters Air Education and Training Command released its Accident Investigation Board report from the aircraft accident involving an F-16C at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Jan. 31, 2017. Members of the board found that the cause of the mishap was pilot error.
Air Mobility Command released the results of its investigation into the WC-130H Hercules crash near Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah, Georgia, May 2, that killed all nine Airmen on board.
The pilot was not operating the aircraft in accordance with set procedures and prematurely retracted the landing gear. The AIB president further found by a preponderance of the evidence that organizational factors contributing to this mishap were significant in influencing and shaping the pilot's actions.
The cause of the mishap was the MP's G-LOC and associated states of absolute and relative incapacitation. During these states, the MP was unable to apply appropriate flight control inputs to avoid the MA's impact with the ground or attempt an ejection.
An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter struck a galvanized steel cable and subsequently impacted an uninhabited desert area near Al Qaim, Iraq, March 15, 2018, according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report.
The mishap aircraft (MA) experienced an engine fire shortly after take-off from runway (RWY) 28 at Misawa Air Base (AB), Japan because an obsolete turbine frame forward fairing on the mishap engine (ME) failed during takeoff.
According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, California, broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of its navigational data devices/ navigators.
An MQ-9A crashed May 6, 2017 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility after the ground control station lost downlink from the aircraft on final approach, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report.
This vital late 2018 report covers the serious threat posed by EMP and electromagnetic spectrum attacks. On 20-22 August 2018, the Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF) hosted an inaugural summit in the National Capital Region (NCR). The summit was designed to aid and encourage actions to recover footing where our technological lead in EMS is being challenged.
Contractor workers were performing structural repairs when a fire broke out on July 5, 2017 resulting in an estimated $30 million in damage to an air-mixing facility at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory, located at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., according to a recently released Air Force Materiel Command Ground Accident Investigation Board report.
Two F-16Cs collided head-on and crashed during training at Bulldog Military Operation Area near Louisville, Georgia., June 7, 2016, after a pilot failed to ensure flight path deconfliction and separation of aircraft, according to the Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report.
In response to U.S. Army reorganization and lessons learned from Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, the Air Force and Army agreed to realign the Air Support Operations Center (ASOC) with the Army division instead of the corps. Implementation has since stalled because of funding reductions and command-level disagreements.
Reports included in this complete guide to military base closures and BRAC:
Community Guide to Base Reuse - One: Roles in Base Reuse - Assuming Responsibility * Reuse Overview - Understanding the Process * Local Redevelopment Authorities - Organizing for Success * Base Redevelopment Plan - Charting a Course for Economic Recovery * Implementation - Working for a Sustainable Reuse
A military base closure, while initially a source of significant local economic impacts, also represents the single most important opportunity for a community to make a dramatic, positive change in the local economy, especially in response to the loss of jobs.
When a base closes, the former military property often presents the affected community with the single greatest asset for overcoming the job losses and other local impacts. Former military airfields often include runways that can accommodate the largest civil aircraft as well as ready-to-use land, buildings, and equipment.
For more than four decades, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has closed or realigned military installations to reduce overhead, enhance readiness and modernization, and adjust to the realities of changing international relations. The resulting impact on surrounding communities is often dramatic.
Economic recovery does not occur without decisive and effective local leadership, and a genuine partnership between the Military Departments and the affected communities. To assist you in gaining perspective OEA prepared this publication which contains practical advice for local and State officials responding to the community changes caused by BRAC.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has been closing military bases and assisting Defense-impacted communities through its Defense Economic Adjustment Program for more than 35 years. Over this period of time, experience has shown that the primary responses to a closure must be community-based.
The purpose of this research paper is to explore how the mass media uses satellite imaging to gather information during wartime and determine what impact this technology has had, and will have, on advancing the art of news telling during armed conflict. Does satellite imagery impact the U.S. military's ability to effectively wage war in Afghanistan and Iraq?
While there is no one reason that women are separating, work-family balance issues have often been noted as a cause. Recently, the Air Force released multiple policies that could help increase the retention of women in the military including increased maternity leave, increased post-partum deployment deferment, increased exemption time for post-partum fitness assessment, and more.
Throughout the history of close air support (CAS) there exists a consistent theme of friction and interservice rivalry. There are periods where close coordination and cooperation led to extremely effective CAS. Experiences in North Africa during World War II proved to be a harbinger of CAS throughout the twentieth century.
The importance of close air support (CAS) has markedly increased over the last five years in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Ground forces have increasingly relied on the effects that airpower provides and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
Air Force Future Operating Concept broadly portrays how the future Air Force will conduct its five core missions as part of a joint, interagency, or multinational force, or independently in support of national security objectives. The central idea is this: In 2035, AF forces will leverage operational agility as a way to adapt swiftly to any situation or enemy action.
By means of a historical analysis of the first two major US operations in the Mediterranean theater, Operation TORCH (November 1942 - May 1943) and Operation HUSKY (July 1943 - September 1943), the author examines the role of air superiority and how it was obtained by the British Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces in a coalition of Allied air powers.
Four important reports about Operation Anaconda during the Afghanistan War are reproduced: Criticisms Associated With Operation Anaconda - Can Long Distance Leadership Be Effective? * Operation Anaconda: Lessons for Joint Operations * Operation Anaconda: Lessons Learned, or Lessons Observed? * An Air Power Perspective
One of the most crucial joint combat operations in Afghanistan was Operation ANACONDA, designed and executed to remove the last remaining organized Taliban resistance. Operation ANACONDA generated lessons involving many aspects of the art of joint warfare.