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Airfield Defense for Global Reach/Global Power

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The New World Order, or Post Cold War Period, are best described as a time of increased emphasis on domestic issues in the United States, the rise of nationalistic trends globally, and a greater emphasis by the world community on the United Nations as an honest broker in international disputes. Our emphasis on domestic issues centered on the national deficit and resulted in a scramble by Federal departments for the scarce dollars left after severe budget reductions. This manifested itself in a much reduced United States Department of Defense dependent on crisis response instead of forward deployed forces. The Air Force developed its new doctrine around this concept of Global ReachGlobal Power. Global ReachGlobal Power is accomplished by a smaller, highly capable force with the ability to respond rapidly with decisive power anywhere in the world. To be successful, every specialty in the Air Force must be able to transition from peacetime to war in minimum time and deploy without any loss of capability. This paper promotes several steps which will make the Security Police more capable of performing its mission in both peace and war. It includes broadening the Security Police mission to accurately reflect all its functions in support of Global ReachGlobal Power, equipping and training the entire specialty so that it is packaged to support any contingency in minimum time, and incorporating jointness throughout the career field from doctrine to training. Finally these proposals provide the United States Air Force an organic force which operates equally well in peace or war. Now more than ever, with shrinking defense dollars for replacement, it is critical that we protect each remaining airpower asset for Global ReachGlobal Power

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  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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