Accession Number : ADA194896

Title :   Air Power: A Search for a Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Ogan, Andrew J

PDF Url : ADA194896

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A basic air power doctrine should help accommodate new technologies and construct appropriate air power missions. This article meets these objectives by establishing a doctrinal framework within which subordinate doctrines and air power missions can be constructed. The basic approach here has been to identify the characteristics of air power and the basic military capabilities associated with its application. The two key characteristics are the use of the environment of aerospace and the intelligence that must be resident within the aerospace system. This broad definition affords a wider view of possible air power tools. The military capabilities of projection, denial, and oversight encompass the basic roles and missions of air power. The application of these concepts within modern warfare requires a recognition of the wartime environment. National policy and the nature or spectrum of the conflict dictate the manner in which missions and the air power tools are developed and executed.

Descriptors :   *AIR POWER, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE, CONFLICT, DOCTRINE, ENVIRONMENTS, MISSIONS, POLICIES, POWER TOOLS, SPECTRA, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE