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Converging Vectors: Comparing Emerging Army and Air Force Basic Doctrine
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This paper compares the most recent revisions to Army and Air Force draft basic doctrine. It focuses on the sets of doctrinal frameworks that describe each services approach to the range of modern military operations and the integrating ideas that draw those frameworks together. With its focus on operations, it compares draft Army and Air Force basic doctrine in three ways in a review of their overall content and organization, in their key frameworks describing operations, and in their operational concepts. The paper concludes with an analysis of differences key doctrinal structures describing force employment and with a comparison of each services interpretation of asymmetric force application and force projection. It is usefull as a comparative review of each services draft basic doctrine and in assaying differences in their approach to operations. It provides a preview into the similarities and differences in operational perspective that may influence future joint operations.
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