Foreign Internal Defense. Does Air Force Special Operations Have What it Takes?,
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL CENTER FOR AEROSPACE DOCTRINE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
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The first step in determining AFSOF ability is to become familiar with the FID mission, the solid basis this mission has in the host-countrys 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.
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