Airman Scholar Journal. Volume 19, Spring 2013
AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO DEPT OF MILITARY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Our feature article focuses upon the complex issue of Space Deterrence. Written by two cadet scholars bringing together engineering and foreign area studies insights, Zachary Crippen and Andrew Hilton focus upon the complexities of the modern day world as influencers in determining what space deterrence should look like, requiring a new model beyond Cold War thinking. Following their important insight is Cadet Scholar Elisha Henry s winning essay submitted to the STRATCOM Strategic Deterrence Essay Contest she placed second overall from entrants across all Air Force domains. Elisha reminds Americans of our own past and how racist tendencies of a foregone era are a reminder of our need to understand other cultures--and not underestimate them due to our own percieved cultural superiority. Next, Cadet scholars Ian Gibson and Zack Adams discuss an insightful Trading Decisions Scheme based upon economic theory and how it might prevent future proliferation in states seeking nuclear energy capability as cover for a secret weapons program. From there, we move to three regional proliferation studies, evaluating states labeled by former President Bush as the Axis of Evil, a term that Elisha s thesis would likely caution against. This issue closes with a book review of Prodigal Soldiers, an MSSrelevant study of US military transformation in the Vietnam to Gulf War era.
- Government and Political Science
- Nuclear Warfare