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Empowered Commanders: The Cornerstone to Agile, Flexible C2

Date Posted:  2/24/2015

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...

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Leading Millennials-an Approach that Works

Date Posted:  1/13/2015

Col Clinton Hinote explores the need to lead a new generation of Airmen - millennials. He examines the need for leaders to understand their value, trust commitment to service and view of authority then ensure we harness their desire to interact with their leaders while simultaneously taking advantage of their competence and creativity....

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Policy for US Cybersecurity

Date Posted:  11/4/2014

With respect to cyber domain attacks on US civilian systems attributable to a nation-state, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should have responsibility for consequence management; US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), for domestic attack assessment; and US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), for defense and any cyber counterstrike response (in coordination with any applicable combatant commands and US national agencies). Written by: Lt Col Augu...


Drugs and Contemporary Warfare

Drugs and Contemporary Warfare by Paul Rexton Kan. Potomac Books, 2009, 194 pp., $31.96.

Drugs and Contemporary Warfare is a comprehensive visualization of how drugs play a role in warfare, within armed forces, and as a source of funding for terrorists and illicit activities. Author Paul Rexton Kan, an associate professor at the US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has written extensively about the blurred territory of irregular warfare, drugs, and criminality that we need to understand.

My reading of this book coincided with a recent event. In October 2011, federal authorities uncovered an attempt to murder the Saudi ambassador to the United States, alleging that the Iranian government enlisted a Mexican drug cartel to carry ou... Read Full Review