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Forward Arming and Refueling Points for Fighter Aircraft

Date Posted:  10/6/2014

This article examines a new concept for dispersed operations that allows fighter aircraft to operate from any airfield with a suitable runway. Furthermore, it does not require infrastructure at the dispersed location and results in significant operational and strategic effects....

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The Asia-Pacific Century by Dr. Adam Lowther

Date Posted:  9/17/2014

The Asia-Pacific Century-This work looks to the future of the Asia-Pacific and examines a broad range of questions that focus on diplomatic, economic, and military challenges facing the region’s key players, with a particular focus on their relevance to the US military. In the last 15 years, many other forward looking studies have come to the same conclusion. The Air Force 2025 study concluded that among the possible outcomes before 2030 was ...

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Measuring Military Power

Date Posted:  9/17/2014

There is an unprecedented need for tools that provide a transparent, standardized assessment of US military power over time- a common baseline that describes how much hard power the United States actually has in relation to its vital interests would help discipline the defense sufficiency discussion. The first challenge in grading “military power” is to ask if it can be effectively measured. A second issue will be deciding what to mea...


Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security

Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security by Thomas Fingar. Stanford University Press, 2011, 192 pp., $21.95.

The US intelligence community (IC) faced truly dramatic change in the decade following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and Dr. Thomas Fingar was at the center of this evolution. His 35 years led him to the top of the IC at the State Department from 2001 to 2003. He became the first deputy director of national intelligence for analysis and, concurrently, chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) from 2005 to 2008, where he oversaw the revamp of the production process for national intelligence estimates (NIE), as well as other techniques for the entire IC analysis community.

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