Accession Number : ADA325128

Title :   Improving C2 of Strategic Airlift Forces in Contingencies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Millander, John C.

PDF Url : ADA325128

Report Date : 13 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The post-cold war military drawdown resulted in significant force reductions and reorganization of the United States Air Force. These changes have resulted in peacetime efficiencies in the airlift command and control (C2) structure at the cost of wartime effectiveness. Airlift C2 organization and doctrinal lessons learned in Vietnam and validated by success in the Gulf War have been abandoned. The emergence of the C-17 as America's core airlifter will place increased demand on this re-structured C2 system. A return to some of the organizational and doctrinal concepts conceived in Vietnam and proven in the Gulf War is necessary to ensure we attain every available benefit from our limited airlift assets.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *STRATEGIC WARFARE, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, GULFS, UNITED STATES, LESSONS LEARNED, PEACETIME, COST EFFECTIVENESS, REDUCTION, COMBAT FORCES, VIETNAM.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE