Air Force Basic Doctrine. Document 1.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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To provide the nations air and space force with a common, integrated- grated vision, Air Force doctrine must draw together the lessons of our history, the vectors of technology, and our insights about the future. The lessons of air and space power history are replete with examples of the dedication and sacrifice of those who have served their nation through our proud history as the Army Air Service, the Army Air Corps, and finally the United States Air Force. These lessons survive today and are reflected in the principles of war and our own tenets of air and space power. As our experience in air and space warfare has evolved, however, these historic principles must now be viewed in light of modern air and space power cap abilities. Accordingly, we have developed core competencies to provide insight into the specific capabilities that the US Air Force must bring to activities across the range of military operations. Together, the principles, tenets, and core competencies describe air and space power as a force distinct from surface forces and the air arms of other Services. The United States Air Force, through operations in the air, space, and information environments, is a global strategic power that can protect national interests and achieve national objectives by rapidly projecting potent air, space, or joint force land power anywhere on earth. This basic doctrine presents the guiding principles of our Service and our view of the opportunities of the future. These warfighting concepts describe the essence of air ad space power and provide the airmans perspective.
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