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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...


Forging China's Military Might: A New Framework for Assessing Innovation

In Forging China's Military Might, the authors aspire to provide "an analytical framework to evaluate the nature, dimensions, and spectrum of Chinese innovation"¯ by exploring the degree to which Chinese science, technology, and the industrial base are transforming from imitators into innovators. The edited volume is a compilation of selected presentations from a 2011 conference on the Chinese defense economy. A key difference between this work and so many that have preceded it, according to the editor, is that this one addresses "[a] critical weakness in the examination of Chinese defense issues," attempting to apply a variety of frameworks to the analysis versus the numerous "descriptive, non-theoretical, narrowly focused on China, and without much comparative perspective" works... Read Full Review