RAND Project AIR FORCE Annual Report 2007

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For 60 years, RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF) has offered an integrated program of objective, independent analysis on issues of enduring concern to Air Force leaders. Current research focuses on strategy and doctrine; aerospace force development; manpower, personnel, and training; and resource management. This report offers highlights from PAF’s fiscal year 2006–2007 efforts, which addressed such key issues as the role of building partner capacity in a successful counterinsurgency strategy, identifying ways to reduce U.S. exposure to potential space attacks, assessing the right number and mix of fighter pilots, mitigating the effects of a potential Chinese antiaccess strategy in the western Pacific, making the system of air and space operations centers more flexible and efficient, learning lessons from Iraq’s weak resistance to the Coalition invasion, and examining the Air Force’s investment in test and evaluation infrastructure.

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