Global Reach-Global Power and the USAF Tactical Air Forces
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In June 1990, the Secretary of the Air Force, Donald B. Rice, issued a Department of the Air Force White Paper entitled The Air Force and U.S. National Security Global Reach Global Power which set the stage for the evolving role of the Air Force as a prime instrument of national security policy and strategy. As a result of dramatic and historic changes in the international environment, it is clear that defense budget reductions will significantly affect the USAF by not only cutting force structure, but also by deleting some forward basing overseas. Secretary Rice foresees a leading role for the USAF in protecting worldwide U.S. interests by projecting U.S. airpower, whenever and wherever, to fill the gaps left by these cuts. This paper will focus on one element of U.S. airpower, the USAF Tactical Air Force and their future roles, missions, and capabilities to support the Global Reach - Global Power strategy.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics