Accession Number : ADA140926

Title :   A Framework for Planning the Employment of Air Power in Theater War.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Warner,E L , III ; Kent,G A

PDF Url : ADA140926

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This Note argues for the utility of developing and adhering to an explicit overall framework to guide the use of air power in support of U.S. military strategies. It offers a conceptual framework to inform Air Force planning for the development of concepts of operations that can assist in acquisition of equipment and the formation of organizational elements. The main feature of the framework is its identification of the range of functions--surveillance assessment, command, control, asset generation, and engagement/attack--that must be executed sequentially and repetitively to perform effectively key air power missions. The framework can be used to develop concepts of operations for the application of airpower across the full range of strategic and tactical missions. In this Note, however, discussion is confined to its applicability in the context of a major theater conflict fought with conventional weapons. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Air Force operations, Air power, Air Force planning, Military strategy, Theater level operations, Combat effectiveness, Military doctrine, Tactical air support, Deployment

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE