Accession Number:

ADA627874

Title:

Recent Airpower Approaches to Counterinsurgency Operations

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The United States Air Force USAF has proven to be a valuable force multiplier over the last decade and a half of counterinsurgency COIN operations around the world. As the nation continues to address security concerns in far flung corners of the earth, the USAF must posture itself to meet the challenges associated with threats posed by peer competitors and also maintain its ability to support COIN operations for the foreseeable future. In a time of fiscal constraints, it will become increasingly difficult to provide a balanced force structure that maintains capabilities for low intensity conflict LIC as well as high-tech systems to meet national interests in conventional engagements.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE