February 1, 2008  

The Air Force we want

In August, the Air Force issued a new doctrinal publication, Irregular Warfare. Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley said in his foreword to the document that air power produces asymmetric advantages which could be used in virtually every aspect of irregular warfare and the Air Force must articulate those capabilities.

In this two-part analysis, Rich Comer and George Monroe examine what it means and takes to be an irregular warfare air force: small planes for small wars, the creation of an irregular warfare wing, and career tracks for internationally astute airmen who can advise, assist and train developing air forces in strategically critical regions around the world.