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...
Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force by Robert M. Farley. University Press of Kentucky, 2014, 244 pp., $26.95.
As the title suggests, Robert M. Farley—assistant professor at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce—posits the United States should disband the US Air Force and parcel out its assets and capabilities to the US Navy and US Army. He bases his argument on the organizational culture of the Air Force, which he maintains allowed airpower advocates “to silence Clausewitz in World War I, to render him obsolete in World War II, to ignore him in Korea, to co-opt him in the wake of Vietnam, and to celebrate his demise after the first Gulf War” (p. 3). C...
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