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By Richard Mesic, David E. Thaler, David Oschmanek, Leon Goodson

The U.S. Air strength management plans within the close to time period to spot and enforce a number tasks for boosting the service's contributions to abnormal struggle (IW) operations. This monograph is the results of a "quick-turn" research to supply the management with a menu of activities it may deliberate to enhance and extend the Air Force's features to participate in joint and interagency efforts in abnormal battle.

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Exploring Courses of Action for Irregular Warfare 23 Provide Transferable, Counterinsurgency-Dedicated Close Air Support and Armed Overwatch Platform. S. and partner ground forces, but that could also be transferred as needed to the Iraqi and Afghan air arms. Such a dedicated counterinsurgency platform would help ensure persistent presence and engagement with Iraqi and Afghan partners while lowering operating costs and reducing the excessive flying-hour demands for high-performance aircraft such as the F-16.

The manpower and other resources associated with this initiative would be in addition to resources allocated to Project Liberty. (See Appendix A, p. ) Emphasize Innovative Information Operations. The Air Force should also consider pushing forward a range of information operations capabilities, including cyber operators. S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan to better exploit USAF technical capabilities in computer network operations, electronic warfare, and multiple intelligence sources in the fight against terrorist and insurgent networks.

Each wing would contain five COCOM-aligned squadrons with suitable regionally oriented advisors and equipment, including equipment for improving both civilian and military air infrastructure. The division of labor between the two wings would follow the existing mix of skill and mission sets of the two communities. ). It could also supplement contingency response groups. (See Appendix A, p. : RAND Corporation, MG-509-AF, 2006. 11 See Grissom and Ochmanek, 2008, pp. 40–42. ), especially in austere, less permissive environments.

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