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Evolving Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) for Air Force Cyber Defense

Date Posted:  2/20/2014

The existing Air Force ISR capability for support to defensive cyberspace operations has to operate in an environment of global adversaries.  The effectiveness of Air Force defensive cyber strategy will depend on long range trend analysis of adversary capabilities and intent.  An evolution of ISR for cyber defense can improve protection of key Air Force command and control functions, as well as best preserve the Air Force’s qua...

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Conflict and Cooperation in Cyberspace: The Challenge to National Security

Date Posted:  8/12/2013

Conflict and Cooperation in Cyberspace: The Challenge to National Security brings together some of the world’s most distinguished military leaders, scholars, cyber operators, and policymakers in a discussion of current and future challenges that cyberspace poses to the United States and the world. Maintaining a focus on policy-relevant solutions, it offers a well-reasoned study of how to prepare for war, while attempting...

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THOR Theater History of Operations Reports

Date Posted:  8/6/2013

Never before has there been a means of swiftly referencing where and when air strikes have been conducted across the globe. Vague mentions of strategic bombing such as “in Germany” have never allowed a detailed examination of effects generated or joint fires created when combined with land and sea forces. Conversely, anecdotal stories “from the cockpit” usually fail to tell the larger operational or strategic story of h...


Red Eagles: America's Secret MiGs

Red Eagles: America’s Secret MiGs by Steve Davies. Osprey Publishing, 2008, 352 pp., $25.95 (hardcover).

Air Force intelligence officers—flying-unit intelligence officers, to be precise—hate rainy days. The flying schedule gets messed up, pilots who had planned to slip the surly bonds wander around the squadron while they wait for the weather to clear, and invariably the call goes out for Intel to brief them on “something—anything.” Rainy-day help has arrived in the form of Steve Davies’s book, Red Eagles: America’s Secret MiGs.

Red Eagles is based on the author’s interviews with roughly 40 Air Force and Navy personnel—primarily pilots—involved in the exploitatio... Read Full Review