Accession Number:

ADA621988

Title:

NATO Air Command-Afghanistan: The Continuing Evolution of Airpower Command and Control

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR AND SPACE POWER JOURNAL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

T he evolution of cooperation between air and ground forces over the last 12 years in Afghanistan has been continuous and dynamic. What began in 2001 as special operators on horseback calling in precision air strikes from distantly based aircraft has transitioned to the 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan 9 AETF-A. The command and control C2 of airpower in Afghanistan remains agile, providing airpower effects at the right place and time. This article offers the perspective of the senior US I North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Airman on the ground in Kabul and describes the latest developments in airpower C2 in Afghanistan.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE