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Title Smaller but larger : conventional air power into the 21st century : the proceedings of a Conference held by the Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra, 25 March to 27 March 1991 / edited by Alan Stephens
Published Canberra, A.C.T. : A.G.P.S., [1991]
Fairbairn, ACT : RAAF Air Power Studies Centre, 1991


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 223 pages) : facsimiles, portraits
Contents 1. Opening address / Bill Hayden -- 2. Keynote address / Robert Ray -- 3. The essential place of air power in an uncertain 21st century / R.G. Funnell -- 4. Air power as history: looking backwards to looking forward / John McCarthy -- 5. Air power in the regional balance: maintaining the peace in South East Asia / Desmond Ball -- 6. Current doctrine development / B.J. Espeland, A.G.B. Vallance, Charles M. Westenhoff -- 7. United States air power inbound to the 21st century / Charles G. Boyd -- 8. Air power in Europe: future complexities / R.A. Mason -- 9. Into the 21st century: smaller or larger air power: a regional view / Jasjit Singh -- 10. Independence or alliance: a view of regionalism and its influence on air power / Brigadier General Soedibyo -- 11. Trends in air power: new systems, old platforms? / Benjamin S. Lambeth -- 12. Use of air power: needs and expectations / I.B. Gration, K.A. Doolan, M.P. Blake -- 13. Power in the air / Geoffrey Blainey -- 14. Air power in the maritime environment: a surface perspective / W.S.G. Bateman -- 15. Air power in the air/land environment / P.L. McGuinness -- 16. The use of the military in times of deep peace / Ross Babbage, S.D. Evans, R.A. Mason. Ô
Summary The easing of superpower tensions has not brought the degree of stability to world affairs initially expected by some commentators. With the balance of global power likely to shift from a bipolar to a multipolar basis, many nations are re-examining their security outlook. For most, strategic preferences will be constrained by economic realities. In the next two to three decades, security planners are likely to react to these circumstances by structuring defence forces that do more for less; that are 'smaller but larger'. The contributors to this volume focus on the place of conventional air power in national security into the 21st century. Readers will find a range of insights into a broad range of issues, including: strategic analysis, foreign relations, regional perceptions, community attitudes towards the military, joint operations, defence industry, force structure planning, doctrine and strategy, and historical analysis
Analysis Air forces
Air warfare
Asia, Southeast
Federal issue
Military aircraft
Trends, Long term
Notes At head of title: RAAF Air Power Studies Centre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Commonwealth of Australia 1991
© Commonwealth of Australia 1991
Issuing Body At head of title: RAAF Air Power Studies Centre
Subject Australia. Royal Australian Air Force.
Air forces -- Congresses.
Air forces -- Australia -- Congresses.
Air forces -- Australia.
Air power -- Congresses.
Air warfare -- Congresses.
Air warfare -- Australia -- Congresses.
Air warfare -- Australia.
Air warfare.
International relations -- Congresses.
International relations.
Peace -- Research -- Congresses.
Peace -- Research.
Australia -- History, Military -- Congresses.
Australia -- History, Military.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Stephens, Alan, 1944- editor
RAAF Air Power Studies Centre, issuing body
LC no. 2358000049
ISBN 0644147687 (PDF)