A Historical Analysis of Basic Air Force Doctrine Education within the United States States Air Force Air Command and Staff College, 1947-1987.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The purpose of this study was to examine the historical treatment of Air Force basic doctrine within the Air Force Professional Military Education System. The curricula of one specific component of this system, namely the Air Command and Staff College, was located and analyzed. The reason this research was undertaken was to answer the criticisms of several authors who have contended that the Air Force has historically not conducted education in its basic doctrine. This failure has led, maintain the critics, to poor performance in war. The study had three objectives. The first was to determine if the Air Force had conducted doctrinal education. The second was to examine the context in which this education had taken place. The third objective was to determine the existence of historical trends in the area of doctrinal.
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