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Empowered Commanders: The Cornerstone to Agile, Flexible C2

Date Posted:  2/24/2015

This article highlights the Air Force's evolution of command and control (C2) during recent combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The article examines common issues regarding the C2 enterprise as well as some unique challenges of the Asia-Pacific theater. It then addresses PACAF's approach in managing its C2 efforts through six critical capabilities: battlespace awareness, resilient architecture, defensive cyberspace operations, combat su...

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Leading Millennials-an Approach that Works

Date Posted:  1/13/2015

Col Clinton Hinote explores the need to lead a new generation of Airmen - millennials. He examines the need for leaders to understand their value, trust commitment to service and view of authority then ensure we harness their desire to interact with their leaders while simultaneously taking advantage of their competence and creativity....

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Policy for US Cybersecurity

Date Posted:  11/4/2014

With respect to cyber domain attacks on US civilian systems attributable to a nation-state, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should have responsibility for consequence management; US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), for domestic attack assessment; and US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), for defense and any cyber counterstrike response (in coordination with any applicable combatant commands and US national agencies). Written by: Lt Col Augu...


AFRI BOOK REVIEWS

Imperial Crossroads: The Great Powers and the Persian Gulf

Imperial Crossroads: The Great Powers and the Persian Gulf, edited by Jeffrey R. Macris and Saul Kelly, Naval Institute Press, 2012, 235 pp. $34.95. This book provides an excellent survey of Great Power influence in the region from the Portuguese in the 1600s to the role of the United States in modern times. In addition, the work explores the historical and contemporary roles of India and China in the region. The book provides a useful guide to studying the importance of the region and the interaction among great and regional powers.

The influence of the Portuguese and the Dutch is an often neglected component of the Great Power history of the Persian Gulf. Especially interesting was the analysis of how the Portuguese ultimately failed to establish control in t... Read Full Review