Accession Number : AD1015703

Title :   Institutional Memory and the US Air Force

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : 19th Operations Support Squadron Little Rock AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Daniel J

Full Text :

Report Date : 01 Jan 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Although the vague term modern war leaves some question about the wars General Moseley was referring to, his 2007 white paper raises questions regarding airpower's impact and historical record, especially in light of the two conflicts that consumed the US military at the end of that year.1 The question of whether or not air superiority is vital to successful military operations is nothing new; indeed, arguments concerning the utility of American airpower have raged in earnest for over 100 years. No technological milestone such as the atomic bomb, supersonic flight, precision-guided weapons, or even stealth has settled the debate about where Airmen and airpower fit in the dialogue of national defense.

Descriptors :   military operations , military organizations , air force , air power , national security , lessons learned , marine corps , contingency operations (military) , military doctrine , military training , education , acquisition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE