Accession Number : ADA326950

Title :   Air Expeditionary Force: The United States Military's Premier Quick Reaction Strike Force 'Today and Tomorrow'.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Valkenburg, Frederick D. Van

PDF Url : ADA326950

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Today's world is marked by accelerating change which will propel us into the next century. As the sole global superpower, our strategic interests are also global. The United States will continue to influence world events and the U.S. military provides the means to accomplish this through power projection. History has shown us that instability and conflict will continue to exist and the military has been effective in securing our national interests. However, our military's forward presence has diminished in the recent years due to downsizing. Our forces are now primarily CONUS based. Airpower's unique characteristics of speed, range, flexibility and lethality provide the capability to react quickly. The Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) is an operational concept providing the warfighting CINCs a light and lethal force across the spectrum of conflict. The AEF is the nation's premier power projection force, both now and the future.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *THREAT EVALUATION, *AIR POWER, MOBILITY, FORWARD AREAS, MILITARY STRATEGY, COMBAT READINESS, VULNERABILITY, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, CONFLICT, DETERRENCE, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE