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Air & Space Power Journal back issues
Taming the Tigers: Recapturing the Acquisition Excellence of Our Planning, Programming, and Acquisition Three-Ring Circus
March 1, 2013... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] We in the Air Force have adopted an approach that suboptimizes our Big "A" acquisition triad of requirements, budget, and acquisition processes and that lacks a sufficient "trade space" analysis to maximize the benefit of our dollars. Trade space, which combines the...
The Air War in Libya
March 1, 2013... If there is one attitude more dangerous than to assume that a future war will be just like the last one, it is to imagine that it will be so utterly different we can afford to ignore all the lessons of the last one. --Sir John C. Slessor, Air Power and Armies, 1936 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
A Case for Air Force Reorganization
March 1, 2013... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In light of the US Air Force's largest baseline budget decrease since 1994 and the most acute Department of Defense (DOD) budget decline since 1991 (with more cuts likely), financial pressures have forced the service to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in certain...
A New Approach to Ballistic Missile Defense for Countering Antiaccess/area-Denial Threats from Precision-Guided Weapons
March 1, 2013... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Advanced capabilities in a variety of foreign weapon systems have prompted many discussions about antiaccess and area denial (A2AD) over the last decade. Such capabilities, which allow an adversary to apply force at greater ranges or with greater accuracy, will affect...
Realizing Operational Planning and Assessment in the Twenty-First-Century Air Operations Center: How a Refined Planning Construct and Semantic Technologies Can Enable Delivery of the AOC's Last Unsupported Functions (Part 1)
March 1, 2013... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Operational planning and subsequent operational assessment are critical components of executing a modern military campaign and the supporting air operations. (1) Without future advancements, particularly in assessment, commanders will remain severely limited in their...