AFRI Quick Looks
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...
Iraq and the Evolution of American Strategy by Steven Metz. Potomac Books, 2008, 288 pp., $29.95.
Dr. Stephen Metz is chairman of the Regional Strategy and Planning Department and research professor of national security affairs at the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College. He is the author of more than 100 publications and currently serves on the RAND Corporation Insurgency Board.
Metz is masterful at weaving what can be difficult concepts into an easy to follow timeline that documents the various phases of the Iraq war and the resources dedicated to winning. In some cases he cites decisions that caused the war to go in a different direction t...
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