Accession Number : ADA275382
Title : Foreign Internal Defense. Does Air Force Special Operations Have What it Takes?,
Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL CENTER FOR AEROSPACE DOCTRINE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
Personal Author(s) : Koster, Michael C.
Report Date : DEC 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 126
Abstract : The first step in determining AFSOF ability is to become familiar with the FID mission, the solid basis this mission has in the host-country's internal defense and development (IDAD) plan, and the traditional uses of aircraft to accomplish air power missions that support FID activities. Another critical aspect is recognizing the basic factors present in this composite (third world) setting of South America and Africa that have considerable influence on aviation. The particular environment, decayed infrastructure, underdeveloped societal conditions, and operational considerations all mean challenges for aviation. These critical challenges within this general setting become a basis for thoughtfully assessing aircraft appropriate for sustained FID operations.
Descriptors : *SPECIAL FORCES , *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , DEVELOPING NATIONS , FOREIGN POLICY , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , AIR LOGISTICS SUPPORT , AIR FORCE PLANNING , FACTOR ANALYSIS.
Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE