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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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Operation KE: The Cactus Air Force and the Japanese Withdrawal from Guadalcanal

Operation KE: The Cactus Air Force and the Japanese Withdrawal from Guadalcanal by Roger Letourneau and Dennis Letourneau. Naval Institute Press, 2012, 416 pp., $42.95 (hardcover).

Roger and Dennis Letourneau offer a revisionist look at a unique Japanese operation from the Guadalcanal campaign. Their book, Operation KE, covers the highly successful withdrawal of the Japanese 17th Army from the island in early 1943 and attempts to determine if the operation’s success stemmed from careful Japanese planning, the failure of American interdiction forces, or just plain luck on the part of the 12,000 evacuees. As often happens with military operations, the authors identify multiple factors that run the gamut of issues identified, each contributi... Read Full Review