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The Air Force has made substantial progress in defining the command and control arrangements and organizational structures of the Expeditionary Aerospace Force. This report focuses on another requirement—the need for a strategy to deploy and employ forces in the face of considerable uncertainty regarding overseas operating locations.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Figures

  • Tables

  • Summary

  • Acronyms

  • Chapter One

    Introduction: the Expeditionary Imperative

  • Chapter Two

    Flexbasing: a Strategy for Global Aerospace Presence

  • Chapter Three

    Enabling the Strategy: a Global Logistics/Mobility Support System

  • Chapter Four

    Force Protection for Global Aerospace Presence

  • Chapter Five

    Conclusions

  • References

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