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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...


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

This book is no easy read. The problem is not with Laura Hillenbrand’s writing. Any historian would envy her skillful weave of memoir, psychology, eugenics, B-24s, faith, and other subjects that would be disjointed were they not ingredients in the life of Louis Sylvie Zamperini. Nor is it with the unbelievable harshness of Zamperini’s tale of surviving 46 days on a raft in the Pacific followed by two years of suffering Imperial Japan’s hallmark brutality as a POW. That brutality has been the subject of thousands of books and not a few films. Rather, what will make this book difficult reading is that Hillenbrand crafted it as a mirror, not a lens, into Zamperini’s life. We are in his story, and it asks us, “Could you do this?”

Hillenbrand draws... Read Full Review