Air Power in the New Counterinsurgency Era: The Strategic Importance of USAF Advisory and Assistance Missions
Rand Corporation, Sep 12, 2006 - Study Aids - 204 pages
United States has engaged in counterinsurgency around the globe for more than a century. But insurgencies have rarely been defeated by outside powers. Rather, the afflicted nation itself must win the war politically and militarily, and the best way to help is to offer advice, training, and equipment. Air power, and the U.S. Air Force, can play an important role in such efforts, which suggests making them an institutional priority.
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Chapter One Introduction
Chapter Two The Evolving Insurgency Challenge
Lessons from the Cold War and After
Chapter Four Grand Strategy and Counterinsurgency
Chapter Five A New Framework of Understanding and Responding to Insurgencies
Chapter Six The USAF Role in Countering Insurgencies
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