Accession Number : ADA375723


Title :   Emerging Threats, Force Structures, and the Role of Air Power in Korea


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Crawford, Natalie W ; Moon, Chung-in


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a375723.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 357


Abstract : North Korea's ballistic missile program, the Theater Missile Defense (TMD) debate, and ongoing discussions concerning South Korea's next-generation combat aircraft have combined to heighten awareness of the critical importance of aerospace power. In an effort to assess these and other related issues, the Air Power Program (APP) based at the Center for International Studies at Yonsei University, together with Project AIR FORCE (PAF) at RAND and the Pacific Century Institute, coorganized the Second International Air Power Conference on the theme, Emerging Threats, Force Structures, and the Role of Air Power in South Korea, June 11-12, 1999, in Seoul. The collaboration with Project AIR FORCE at RAND and the Pacific Century Institute began when the Air Power Program hosted the First International Air Power Conference in June 1998. Building on the progress made during the first conference, the second conference focused on the Republic of Korea's (ROK's) desirable force structure in the 21St century, the role of air and space power in shaping future deterrence and defense missions, the ballistic missile threat in the current and emerging strategic environment and options for responding to it, and private and public sector collaboration on long-term development of air power. The conference brought together a diverse group of experts-from academia, think tanks, relevant government ministries and agencies, and the services-and their interaction contributed significantly to the quality of presentations and discussions. This volume is a compilation of papers that were delivered at this conference.


Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA , *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *KOREA , *AIR POWER , GUIDED MISSILES , AIR FORCE , STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , SPACE SYSTEMS , THREATS , AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , MISSIONS , INTERNATIONAL , AWARENESS , SOUTH KOREA , THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Antimissile Defense Systems


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