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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Tactical Air Warfare
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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The terms of reference for the Tactical Air Warfare Task Force tasked the Defense Science Board DSB to review a fascinating set of the countrys acquisition options for tactical air warfare over the next 10 to 20 years. See Appendix A for Terms of Reference. As the force structure is resized and restructured to meet the challenges of a disorderly new world order there will be opportunities for important new approaches and perspectives. More specifically, we were charged with exploring promising concepts and technologies that might provide high leverage in cost and effectiveness against foreseeable threats. Our task force was organized to review as much of the spectrum of tactical air warfare as time would permit. Appendix B lists the members and panels. We began by analyzing historic trends in tactical air warfare. In those efforts we focused on the concepts of operations that were in practice, sought to discern how the then-current technologies drove us to employ those concepts, and sought to derive where the trends in operational concepts coupled with technology advancements might lead us
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