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Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations

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: Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations (Rand Corporation Monograph) (): Robert C. Owen, Karl P. Mueller: BooksCited by: 4. Airlift capabilities for future U.S. counterinsurgency operations. [Robert C Owen; Karl P Mueller; Project Air Force (U.S.)] -- Does likely continued U.S.

involvement in counterinsurgencies call for adding specialized aircraft, training, or other resources to the general airlift fleet. In general, existing U.S. airlift forces. The current U.S. military airlift fleet can perform most counterinsurgency airlift missions effectively but is likely to need reinforcement if such operations continue at current levels.

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military's current general airlift forces are suitable for the majority of counterinsurgency missions, but need substantial reinvestment and some realignment in order to be most by: 4. viii Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations FID program.

These additional capabilities may come in the form of new aircraft, such as small, fixed-wing transports designed for short, rough-field operations; unmanned aerial vehicles; satellite-guided pre. RAND, 31 Jul Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations This monograph examines the role of airlift in counterinsurgency.

It begins by analyzing the strategic, operational, and tactical roles and effects of airlift in counterinsurgency, drawing on counterinsurgency theory, U.S. military experience, and USAF doctrine. Modernization of the U.S. Airlift Fleet U.S. armed forces are engaged in ongoing counterinsurgency (COIN) operations ranging from the large-scale, high-intensity campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan to many smaller missions that rarely make headlines, helping friendly governments around the world combat internal enemies.

Airlift is essential in modern counterinsurgency strategies.

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16Robert C. Owen and Karl P. Mueller, Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations, Rand Corporation,pp. 17Joint Publicationp. 18Background Paper on Mobility Airlift Studies, AF/A5RM, October 2, 19Talking Paper on USAF Intra-Theater Airlif t Force Mix Analysis, AMC/A9, January 2, File Size: 74KB.

Having been a part of the program mentioned in this book from having been picked by a Special Forces Cadre out of the regular ROTC program into a U.

Army Counterinsurgency Training Unit inside yet separate from that training received by the rest of the ROTC corps I identify with this book/5(4).

This research brief looks at the role of airlift in U.S. counterinsurgency operations and the types of investment in new airlift assets that may be needed to meet the unique challenges of these operations. Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations. Robert C. Author: Robert C.

Owen, Karl P. Mueller. RAND Corporation's Project Air Force undertakes a number of studies as part of its mandate. A recent example looks at US airlift capabilities and their fit with the needs of counter-insurgency operations.

The answers could matter a great deal to programs like the Joint Cargo Aircraft, the. Leaders at all levels in the Army (and Marines) today would be well served to read and study the pages of U.S.

Army Counterinsurgency and Contingency Operations Doctrine This book substantiates the age old maxim that those unfamiliar with the Cited by:   Foreword Magazine, Editor’s Notes, August This volume explores the nature of the insurgency in Afghanistan, the key challenges and successes of the U.S.-led counterinsurgency campaign, and.

Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations Counterinsurgency Operations May Require Modernization of the U.S. Airlift Fleet About RAND Reports.

Since that time, intertheater airlift has been responsible for the transportation of nearly 9 mil-lion passengers, 3 million tons of cargo, and almostsorties in U.S. Central Command. This massive mobility effort has been instrumental in recent U.S. successes in Iraq and will remain a fun-damental advantage for operations in Size: KB.

Book Review published on: Leo Daugherty and Rhonda Smith-Daugherty, authors of Counterinsurgency and the United States Marine Corps: Volume 1, The First Counterinsurgency Era,continue their chronological examination of U.S. Marine Corps counterinsurgency operations and activities from to in volume 2.

The. Counterinsurgency and the Future of NATO John Nagl and Richard Weitz1 The Transatlantic Paper Series is a product of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ project on “The Future of the Transatlantic Alliance in a Changing Strategic Environment.” The project was made possible by generous funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the McCormick.

United States Air Force Counterinsurgency Operations Capabilities, the Ground Dimension: Are We on the Right Glide Slope. [Paul J. Kasuda] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This paper will first provide a brief overview of COIN operations and show how Airmen are engaged in COIN operations on the ground.

Discussions in this area will highlight how Airmen operate in the non. U.S. policy will emphasize Gulf security, in collaboration with Gulf Cooperation Council countries when appropriate, to prevent Iran's development of a nuclear weapon capability and counter its destabilizing policies.

The U.S. will stand up for Israel's security and a comprehensive Middle East peace. combatant commanders. The foundational components of air mobility operations— airlift, air refueling, air mobility support, and aeromedical evacuation—work with other combat forces to achieve national and joint force commander objectives.

Future air mobility operations in a contested environment against a peer adversary requires the airFile Size: 1MB. airlift operations are logistical, moving people and cargos between developed bases. Movements and support of combat-ready ground and air units within battle zones are also common features of intratheater airlift operations.

De-pending on the circumstances and the capabilities of supported units, theater. Counterinsurgency (COIN) continues to be a controversial subject among military leaders. Critics argue that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made the U.S. military, particularly the Army, "COIN-centric." They maintain that equipping U.S.

forces to combat insurgency has eroded their conventional war fighting capabilities. Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations Counterinsurgency Operations May Require Modernization of the U.S.

Airlift Fleet Air Power in the New Counterinsurgency Era: The Strategic Importance of USAF Advisory and Assistance Missions   Advising the Afghan air force is an important part of the counterinsurgency mission. The airlift capability allows the Afghan government to deliver services across a country characterized by rugged terrain and populated by people who cannot be served by any means as effectively as by airlift.

worked for the U.S. Air Force as a historian for approximately three years before joining the U.S. Army Center of Military History in He has written several articles, pamphlets, and monographs; a book on the rearmament of West Germany; and U.S.

Army Counterinsurgency and Contingency Operations Doctrine, –, the companion. In recent counterinsurgency operations, Western military forces have been slow to adapt, and slow to adopt lessons learned in comparable prior conflicts.

By undertaking a detailed study of two such conflicts – the Algerian Revolution ofand the Dhofar Rebellion of – six overarching lessons for success and failure in. Douglas S. Blaufarb, The Counterinsurgency Era: U.S. Doctrine and Performance, to the Present, (NY: Free Press, ), p.

The 55 advisor limit applied to those servicemen on a one-year tour in El Salvador. By using temporary additional duty, the U.S. effort reached a peak of about advisors. 12Cited by: 3. One might even think this is a new role for the U.S.

military. This book attempts to fill a historical gap by addressing humanitarian airlift missions as an important part of Air Force heritage. Rarely acting alone in conducting humanitarian relief efforts, the U.S.

Air Force has served with the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast : Daniel L Haulman, Air Force Historical Research Agency. The Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) is a multinational initiative that provides its participating nations assured access to military airlift capability to address the growing needs for both strategic airlifts and tactical airlifts.

SAC, established inis an independent, multinational program that provides the capability of transporting equipment and personnel over long distances to. U.S. Army Counterinsurgency and Contingency Operations Doctrine,is the second installment in the two-volume study on the U.S. Army's experience in "small war" situations and the development of low-intensity conflict doctrine.

As the U.S. government wrestles with tough questions on how to bring peace and stability to countries torn /5(4). Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S.

Counterinsurgency Operations Robert C. Owen and Karl P. Mueller. RAND, 31 July .pdf file). Future Need for VTOL/STOL Aircraft Defense Science Board Task Force, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, July .pdf file). Command in Air War: Centralized Vs.

The VDV also operates in a more conventional airlift capacity for reinforcement and counterinsurgency operations, an important contingency given .These aircraft must be possessed by both the USAF GPFs and Special Operations Forces (SOFs). Finally, U.S.

forces must assist the host nation air force by developing their capabilities and capacity to conduct airlift operations in support of their ground forces conducting future counterinsurgency operations.Airlift Capabilities for Future U.S.

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Owen and Karl P. Mueller. RAND, 31 July .pdf file). F Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program: Background, Status and Issues Christopher Bolkcom. Congressional Research Service, updated 19 July .pdf file). Airborne Laser (ABL): Issues for Congress.