The DNA of Airpower

Sharing a rich history and close friendship, the French Air Force, Royal Air Force and United States Air Force signed a Tri-Lateral Strategic Initiative Charter in 2013. The Charter was intended to aggregate the world’s pre-eminent airpowers into “three air forces capable of rapid, cohesive and effective coalition operations across the full spectrum of conflict.”[1]…

Army-Air Force Talks: A Strategic Dialogue Between Two Obscure Field Grade Officers

Dan and Dave, no relation to the famous Olympic decathletes, began a dialogue following a workshop on the development of an Air Force Operating Concept. At the conclusion of day 1 of the workshop, Dan and Dave had a discussion on the future of the military; to include the direction our respective services are headed.

Leading Edge: A Platform for Airpower Discussion

One of the most vexing strategic problems facing airmen is how to succinctly articulate their inherent value to national policy and military strategy.  In the battle of narratives and enduring strategic discussions, Airpower’s single most significant capability is still too often understated if not underestimated:  the ability to break from the surface of the earth to furnish…