This article examines the impact of institutional memory (a term often used interchangeably with institutional knowledge and organizational memory) on the United States Air Force. To command and control (C2) joint air operations effectively in a contested and degraded environment, the US Air Force and joint community must instill the concepts and principles of mission command in their culture. In the past two decades, the United States has enjoyed almost uncontested air dominance, largely because adversaries have employed aging Soviet-era-export integrated air defense systems (IADS).
In recent years, both Russia and China have developed...
Although this capability and competency gap in NATO is not new, it has been starkly highlighted by recent developments in the Ukraine and the changes in the relationship between Russia and NATO.
When addressing the priority deficits, the conclusion must be that this issue explicitly touches upon a broad and essential range of shortages in Joint Air and Space Power capabilities and competencies in NATO.
This article seeks to enlighten readers about the F-35's capabilities and mission-planning considerations, identify the aircraft's intelligence employment and dissemination gaps, and make recommendations for the way forward for Air Force unit-level...
This article takes a sociological and design approach towards the US Air Force's and US Army's 2014 professional reading lists to determine whether the overarching organizing logic of book selection operates from a single discipline perspective or...
The precise application of combat power from the air has been of strategic importance to the Alliance since NATO’s inception.
Time and again, NATO and its Member Nations have turned to Joint Air Power as the first, and in some cases only, military response option.
Our Alliance now faces the increasingly dire risk of not having the right capabilities and / or sufficient quantities of Air Power and access to Space capabilities to cope with the security challenges outlined in NATO’s forward looking Strategic Concept.
Therefore I directed the Joint Air Power Competence Centre to conduct the study ‘Air and Space Power in NATO – Future Vector’ to chart the path forward and guarantee Air and Space Power’s contribution to the success of NATO and the security of Member Nations.