AirLandBattle21: Transformational Concepts for Integrating Twenty-first Century Air and Ground Forces

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Political Science - 167 pages
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The time has come for innovative counter-air and counter-land concepts focused on medium- to large-scale conventional combat operations that will merge air and ground forces even more effectively into a single potent fighting force. Such is the focus of AirLandBattle21.
 

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Contents

Laying the Foundation
1
The Brigade Combat Team Construct
17
Battlespace Transformation
27
The Concept of Air as a Maneuver Force
43
Expanding AirLandBattle21 Counterland Concepts
59
Counterair Concepts
75
Alternatives to Strategic Attack
93
From Strategic Attack to Strategic Cordon
107
Tactical Airlift Concepts
119
Engaging the Debate and Completing the Transformation
135
Airlift Calculations and Assumptions
145
Selected Bibliography
149
Index
163
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Ellwood P. Hinman IV, Colonel, US Air Force; currently Director, Office of Peacekeeping, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington DC, Thomas E. Jahn, Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force; currently serving as an instructor at Air Command and Staff College and James G. Jinnette, Lieutenant Colonel, US Air Force; currently at the US Army War College

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