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Promoting Innovation and Modernization Within the Air Force

by David Ochmanek

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This research brief describes work documented in A Framework for Modernization Within the United States Air Force (MR-1706-AF).

Excerpt: The United States today faces a highly dynamic security environment. To meet the challenges posed by emerging threats, such as nuclear-armed regional adversaries and global terrorism, the Air Force must continue to develop new operational concepts and associated systems, and it must implement them in a timely way.

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