AFRI Quick Looks
This article highlights the Air Force's evolution of command and control (C2) during recent combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The article examines common issues regarding the C2 enterprise as well as some unique challenges of the Asia-Pacific theater. It then addresses PACAF's approach in managing its C2 efforts through six critical capabilities: battlespace awareness, resilient architecture, defensive cyberspace operations, combat su...
Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for Army Planning and Operations by Lynn E. Davis et al. RAND, 2007, 106 pp., $23.00.
The US government response to Hurricane Katrina has been much maligned and mostly misunderstood by the general public. Although the military portion of the federal response did have some significant shortcomings, both National Guard and active duty forces moved rapidly into position to assist in the aftermath of the storm. It appears that most of the problems associated with the military response were in the smooth execution of disaster response plans. This RAND repo...
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