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Policy for US Cybersecurity

Date Posted:  11/4/2014

With respect to cyber domain attacks on US civilian systems attributable to a nation-state, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should have responsibility for consequence management; US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), for domestic attack assessment; and US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), for defense and any cyber counterstrike response (in coordination with any applicable combatant commands and US national agencies). Written by: Lt Col Augu...

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Forward Arming and Refueling Points for Fighter Aircraft

Date Posted:  10/6/2014

This article examines a new concept for dispersed operations that allows fighter aircraft to operate from any airfield with a suitable runway. Furthermore, it does not require infrastructure at the dispersed location and results in significant operational and strategic effects....

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The Asia-Pacific Century by Dr. Adam Lowther

Date Posted:  9/17/2014

The Asia-Pacific Century-This work looks to the future of the Asia-Pacific and examines a broad range of questions that focus on diplomatic, economic, and military challenges facing the region’s key players, with a particular focus on their relevance to the US military. In the last 15 years, many other forward looking studies have come to the same conclusion. The Air Force 2025 study concluded that among the possible outcomes before 2030 was ...


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NASA Historical Data Book, vol. 7, Transportation/Human Spaceflight, and Space Science, 1989-1998

Because space power includes all of a nation’s space capabilities, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its activities are key components of American space power. Judy Rumerman’s seventh entry in the series of NASA Historical Data Books—reference guides and compendiums of information that cover the civil space program’s activities immediately following the end of the Cold War—is a very useful tool for space power historians and scholars. Between 1989 and 1998, NASA enjoyed tremendous successes and suffered devastating defeats. It launched 215 expendable launch vehicles, conducted 66 space shuttle missions, flew to the Russian Mir space station, began construction of the International Space Station, and initiated 30 space sci... Read Full Review