Airman Scholar Journal. Volume 19, Fall 2013
AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO DEPT OF MILITARY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES
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Our feature article authored by 2 Lt Bill Song takes an in-depth look at Chinese strategic culture and implications for US policy in the region. With the current Administration s strategic refocus of foreign and security policy towards Asia, the so called Pivot to Asia, US-China relations will be central to the overall success of the pivot. We follow up with a further Cold War review of China by 2 Lts Ibarra and O Kelley, and 2 Lt David Beeson s study arguing against increased missile defenses in the Pacific region. However, with the great deal of American blood and treasure that has been spent in the Middle East during the past two decades, we also thought it wise to include Mideast policy concernslessons in this issue as a contrast and reminder that we might not be too quick to abandon this still-dangerous region. 2 Lt Ryne Hanson looks at the Khobar Towers attack and resulting influence on US casualty aversion and Cadet scholar and Humanities major Daniel Bieber analyzes Turkey s civil-military relations as well as its effort to find its place in the world, whether it belongs to the Middle East or Europe. This issue closes with a book review of Robert Pape s Dying to Win, a study of the strategy behind suicide terrorism which has been a prime tool of adversaries who have worked to drive the US out of the Middle East.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics