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Aviation Security Force Assistance: A 21st Century Imperative
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Where U.S. and partner nations national interests intersect, the role of aviation cannot be overstated. No other means enables nations to close in time and space with events or circumstances affecting security and stability as effectively as aviation. If U.S. national security is directly linked to partner nations ability to provide for their own security, it is in our national interest to build their aviation capabilities. Just as aviation development efforts with Colombia, the Republic of Korea, and NATO have been incremental, decades long, and required a range of capabilities, an expanded spectrum of partners will require an expanded menu of options appropriate to their economic, human capital, and infrastructure resources. Development of aviation security force assistance AvSFA capability within the Department of Defense for a range of partners has been directed. However, a Joint solution is likely the most efficient approach to linking Service-unique aviation competencies and providing for coordinated planning and operational employment in a fiscally constrained environment. The Air Force Aviation Enterprise Development concept could be a Joint solution and could serve as a foundation for broader interagency civil and military aviation development efforts.
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