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Strategy, Air Power

Air power tactics include the skills and art of flying aircraft for military purposes, including aerial combat, reconnaissance, air-to-ground attack, movement of personnel and cargo, and all of the other purposes to which aircraft and aerial weapons such as missiles or combat drones may be put to use to achieve immediate military goals. Air power strategy involves more sweeping questions. To what uses can aircraft and aerial weapons be effectively and appropriately put? Do the capabilities of modern aircraft and weapons technologies open up new possibilities for strategic thought and planning, possibilities previously unavailable to land- or sea-based forces without access to the third dimension? How does air power strategy fit into military planning in a modern world where ethical, political, and economic factors often ...

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