Smaller but larger : conventional air power into the 21st century : the proceedings of a Conference held by the Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra, 25 March to 27 March 1991 / edited by Alan Stephens.

Collection type Library
Author Stephens, Alan, 1944-; Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. Air Power Studies Centre;
Call Number 358.409944 S832
Document type Monograph
Year c1991.
Pagination xx, 223 p. : ports. ; 25 cm.
Publisher A.G.P.S.,
Note At head of title: RAAF Air Power Studies Centre. Includes index. Includes index and bibliographical references. The easing of superpower tensions has not brought the degree of stability to world affairs initially expected by some commentators. With the balance of global power likely to shift from a bipolar to a multipolar basis, many nations are re-examining theirsecurity outlook. For most, strategic preferences will be constrained by economic realities. In the next two to three decades, security planners are likely to react to these circumstances by structuring defence forces that do more for less; that are 'smal ler but larger'. The contributors to this volume focus on the place of conventional air power in national security into the 21st century. Readers will find a range of insights into a broad range of issues, including: strategic analysis, foreign relations, regional perceptions, community attitudes towards the military, joint operations, defence industry, force structure planning, doctrine and strategy, and historical analysis. At head of title: RAAF Air Power Studies Centre.
Place made Canberra, A.C.T. :

1. Opening address / Bill Hayden -- 2. Keynote address / Robert Ray -- 3. The essential place of air power in an uncertain 21st century / R.G. Funnell -- 4. Air power as history: looking backwards to looking forward / John McCarthy -- 5. Air power in the regional balance: maintaining the peace in South East Asia / Desmond Ball -- 6. Current doctrine development / B.J. Espeland, A.G.B. Vallance, Charles M. Westenhoff -- 7. United States air power inbound to the 21st century / Charles G. Boyd -- 8. Air powe r in Europe: future complexities / R.A. Mason -- 9. Into the 21st century: smaller or larger air power: a regional view / Jasjit Singh -- 10. Independence or alliance: a view of regionalism and its influence on air power / Brigadier General Soedibyo -- 11 . Trends in air power: new systems, old platforms? / Benjamin S. Lambeth -- 12. Use of air power: needs and expectations / I.B. Gration, K.A. Doolan, M.P. Blake -- 13. Power in the air / Geoffrey Blainey -- 14. Air power in the maritime environment: a sur face perspective / W.S.G. Bateman -- 15. Air power in the air/land environment / P.L. McGuinness -- 16. The use of the military in times of deep peace / Ross Babbage, S.D. Evans, R.A. Mason. Ô.

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