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Author Hinman, Ellwood P.

Title AirLandBattle21 : transformational concepts for integrating twenty-first century air and ground forces / by Ellwood P. Hinman, Thomas E. Jahn, and James G. Jinnette
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., 2009


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Description 167 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Laying the Foundation -- 2. The Brigade Combat Team Construct -- 3. Battlespace Transformation -- 4. The Concept of Air as a Maneuver Force -- 5. Expanding AirLandBattle21 Counterland Concepts -- 6. Counterair Concepts -- 7. Alternatives to Strategic Attack -- 8. From Strategic Attack to Strategic Cordon -- 9. Tactical Airlift Concepts -- 10. Engaging the Debate and Completing the Transformation -- Appendix. Airlift Calculations and Assumptions
Summary "The changed strategic landscape of the Twenty-first century has driven a shift to more flexible, adaptable capabilities and constructs effective across the spectrum of conflict. Successful joint operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have recently demonstrated the validity of team warfare between air and land forces during open hostilities with an enemy. The time has come for innovative counterair and counterland concepts focused on medium- to large-scale conventional combat operations that will merge air and ground forces even more effectively into a single potent fighting force. Such is the purpose of AirLandBattle21." "A basic assumption in this study is that, during major combat operations, a relevant number of Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) will conduct distributed operations in a non-linear, non-contiguous and geographically separated fashion. Rather than current trends toward air supremacy, this study introduces a flexible counterair framework that allows for the most efficient --
use of limited air assets and advocates only the necessary levels of air control in different areas across the theater." "Finally, it offers alternatives to traditional views of strategic attack such as counterforce parallel attack and strategic cordon and explores the critical role tactical airlift will play in employing and sustaining the brigade combat team." --Book Jacket
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Air power -- United States.
Air warfare -- United States.
Military doctrine -- United States.
Unified operations (Military science)
Author Jahn, Thomas E.
Jinnette, James G.
LC no. 2008038306
ISBN 9780754676348 (alk. paper)
Other Titles Transformational concepts for integrating twenty-first century air and ground forces
Air Land Battle 21, transformational concepts for integrating 21st century air and ground forces