Tag Archives: United States Air Force

Air Superiority (DOD 102828517)

Air Superiority in the Joint Force Air Superiority has played a role in every American conflict since World War 1. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has said that air superiority "is fundamental to the American way of war," but is that capability something we can assume for our joint forces in a potential future conflict? What types of threats will we face in the future and how will they challenge our ability to seize and maintain command of the air? What types of platforms will we need to Read more [...]

The F-117 Nighthawk Fighter Jet

THE RISE OF PUTIN AND THE PROBABILITY OF A NEW COLD WAR – UPDATE

THE RISE OF PUTIN AND THE PROBABILITY OF A NEW COLD WAR   BY   WALTER J. BOYNE Original Publish date of  March 31, 2012 Due to current Russian, Ukraine Tensions and recent Russian military posturing, this feature article is timely and of International interest for republishing, February 1, 2015.   It is amazing the way our politically democracy grabs at straws no matter how small or evanescent. The recent demonstrations of opposition to the “election” of Read more [...]

Opportunities and Perils in the Command of Space

          Opportunities and Perils in the Command of Space by Lieutenant Colonel L. D. Alford On 18 September 1947, the United States Air Force became an independent branch of the United States Military. (7) The independence of the Air Force was as much about the philosophy of how to use the atmosphere to wage war as it was about the new technologies that made war in the air possible. After all, the Air Force never held a monopoly on the use of the atmosphere to wage war, Read more [...]