Accession Number : ADA327559

Title :   A Time for Change--New Air Force Doctrine for the 21st Century.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ehrlich, Stuart M.

PDF Url : ADA327559

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This paper exams the need for new Air Force doctrine as we approach the 21st century. The impetus behind this change is the rapidly changing world around us. The paper begins by first looking at why a change to doctrine is needed. Next, the paper exams what change to doctrine is required to ensure the Air Force of the 21st century remains the world's premier Air Force. Finally, the paper discusses how this change to doctrine must take place. The purpose for this needed change is an underlining theme throughout the paper. A change that will provide the foundation and intellectual and practical framework for how the Air Force must organize, train, and equip their forces. A change that will ensure the best employment of air and space power in joint and coalition operations to prevent, deter, and defeat (fight and win) the future unknown, unpredictable, and unseen threats to our U.S. national security.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE