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Posture triangle : a new framework for U.S. Air Force global presence / Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Alan J. Vick.

Author/Creator:
Pettyjohn, Stacie L.
Publication:
Santa Monica, California : Rand Corporation, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (127 p.)
Series:
Research report (Rand Corporation)
Research report
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Subjects:
Air bases, American.
United States. Air Force -- Foreign service.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
U.S. Air Force (USAF) global posture-its overseas forces, facilities, and arrangements with partner nations-faces a variety of fiscal, political, and military challenges. This report seeks to identify why the USAF needs a global posture, where it needs basing and access, the types of security partnerships that minimize peacetime access risk, and the amount of forward presence that the USAF requires.
Contents:
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Background; The Policy Problem; Purpose of This Document; Organization; 2. Why Does the USAF Need a Global Posture?; The Reach and Limits of U.S. Territory; The Posture Triangle; Strategic Anchors; Forward Operating Locations; Support Links; An Integrated Framework for Posture Planning; 3. Where Does the USAF Need Basing and Access?; Strategic Anchors; Strategic Anchors: Enduring Partners; Strategic Anchors-Mutual Defense Partners; Forward Operating Locations
Support Links (En Route Airfields)4. What Types of Security Partnerships Minimize Peacetime Access Risk?; Political Challenges to Peacetime Access; Peacetime Access Risk; 5. How Much Forward Presence Does the USAF Require?; Tremendous Variation in the USAF''s Overseas Presence; Military Requirements and Forward Presence; The Posture Triangle and Peacetime Presence Needs; 6. Findings and Recommendations; Why Does the USAF Need a Global Posture?; Where Does the USAF Need Basing and Access?; What Types of Security Partnerships Minimize Peacetime Access Risk?
How Much Forward Presence Does the United States Require?Recommendations; Use an Integrated Framework to Explain Global Posture; Maintain Strategic Anchor Locations in Key Regions and with Enduring Partners; Expand Access to Potential Forward Operating Locations in Key Regions; Use Basing Clusters to Minimize Access Risk; Expand USAF Capability to Support Rotational Forces; Global Posture for a Global Power; Bibliography
Notes:
"Rand Project Air Force."
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"RR-402-AF"--P. [4] of cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-101).
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Vick, Alan.
Project Air Force (U.S.)
United States. Air Force.
ISBN:
0-8330-8170-5
OCLC:
868491346