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Evolving Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) for Air Force Cyber Defense

Date Posted:  2/20/2014

The existing Air Force ISR capability for support to defensive cyberspace operations has to operate in an environment of global adversaries.  The effectiveness of Air Force defensive cyber strategy will depend on long range trend analysis of adversary capabilities and intent.  An evolution of ISR for cyber defense can improve protection of key Air Force command and control functions, as well as best preserve the Air Force’s qua...

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Conflict and Cooperation in Cyberspace: The Challenge to National Security

Date Posted:  8/12/2013

Conflict and Cooperation in Cyberspace: The Challenge to National Security brings together some of the world’s most distinguished military leaders, scholars, cyber operators, and policymakers in a discussion of current and future challenges that cyberspace poses to the United States and the world. Maintaining a focus on policy-relevant solutions, it offers a well-reasoned study of how to prepare for war, while attempting...

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THOR Theater History of Operations Reports

Date Posted:  8/6/2013

Never before has there been a means of swiftly referencing where and when air strikes have been conducted across the globe. Vague mentions of strategic bombing such as “in Germany” have never allowed a detailed examination of effects generated or joint fires created when combined with land and sea forces. Conversely, anecdotal stories “from the cockpit” usually fail to tell the larger operational or strategic story of h...


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Selling Air Power: Military Aviation and American Popular Culture after World War II

Selling Air Power: Military Aviation and American Popular Culture after World War II by Steve Call. Texas A&M University Press, 2009, 224 pp., $50.00 (hardcover).

In Selling Air Power, Steve Call assesses the influence of American popular culture on public perceptions of airpower, describing popular culture as “media aimed at the largest audience possible” (p. 5). Films about airpower and the Air Force were a large part of the popular culture that Call analyzes, but he also offers in-depth coverage of novels, general-interest magazine articles, and even plays. Regarding the 1940s through the 1960s, he first examines the growing influence of airpower advocates, who promoted their subject as revolutionary and heroic; he then notes... Read Full Review