Accession Number:

ADA440080

Title:

Fulcrum of Power: Essays on the United States Air Force and National Security

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HISTORICAL STUDIES OFFICE BOLLING AFB DC

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Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

293.0

Abstract:

N THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THE IMPACT OF FLIGHT REACHED INTO EVERY CORNER OF American society. However, nowhere has its impact been more dramatic than in the realm of military affairs. Over the past one hundred years, the evolution of military aviation technology has altered the way Americans have looked at national security. The development of military aviation has had an enormous impact upon the battlefield which, in turn, has transformed international politics and the crafting of national security policy. The question of how best to protect the United States against external military threats has come to involve the projection of military power abroad. With the passage of time and accelerated advancement of military aviation technology, the organization and development of air forces have assumed greater urgency and significance. In 1934, James H. Jimmy Doolittle noted that the future security of our nation is dependent upon an adequate air forcethis will become increasingly important as the science of aviation advances. I

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE