Air Force

Post-Cold War


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Jaquish, Douglas W. [MAJ/USAF] "Uninhabited Air Vehicles for Psychological Operations -- Leveraging Technology for PSYOP Beyond 2010." Chronicles Online Journal (6 Apr. 2004). []

"This paper focuses on the nature of psychological operations (PSYOP), enabling technologies to employ UAVs for PSYOP, and how this transformation is shaping U.S. Air Force concepts of operations (CONOP) and strategy in the joint battlespace."

Jogerst, John D. [COL/USAF] "Back to the Future: USAF Special Operations School." Air & Space Power Journal 21, no. 1 (Spring 2007). []

Established in 1967, the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School (USAFSOS) at Hurlburt Field, Florida, "makes available a series of courses to meet the requirements of all regional combatant commanders" for an awareness of other cultures. Academics, ambassadors, and senior Department of Defense and civilian leaders deliver "timely and relevant blocks of instruction designed to enable personnel to work effectively with military forces and civilian populations" in various regions.

Kenyon, Henry S. "Unconventional Information Operations Shorten Wars." Signal, Aug. 2003. []

According to Maj. Gen. Paul J. LeBras, USAF, commander of the Air Force Air Intelligence Agency (AIA) and Joint Information Operations Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, "information operations embrace a spectrum of effects-based missions from psychological operations and system security to intelligence gathering and infiltrating enemy communications networks. The success of recent U.S. military missions in Afghanistan and Iraq has raised awareness about the value of this approach."

Koch, Andrew. "US Air Force Refines Information Operations." Jane's Defence Weekly 41 (2 Jun. 2004): 10.

Richelson, Jeffrey T. "When Secrets Crash." Air Force Magazine, 84, no. 7 (Jul. 2001). []

"Over the years, a variety of secret intelligence and military aircraft have crashed, and the specifics of US government responses have varied -- sometimes as the result of the different circumstances of the crashes, other times as the result of different rules for dealing with the press queries concerning classified programs. However, preserving secrecy has been a constant objective."

Rinaldi, Steven M., Donald H. Leathem, and Timothy Kaufman. "Protecting the Homeland: Air Force Roles in Homeland Security." Aerospace Power Journal 16 (Spring 2002): 77-86.

Shibilski, Daniel P. [TSgt/USAF] "Future of Air Force Intelligence." U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 132, no. 2 (Feb. 2006): 48-51.

After the 1991 Gulf War, "the Air Force merged the targeting career field with intelligence operations.... The merger of two completely different skills caused significant problems.... Analytical ability waned as the focus of intelligence shifted.... [Today, t]here are virtually no area or country experts within the Air Force.... It would behoove the Air Force to start paying more attention to long-range predictive analysis as well as creating a cadre of experts."

Slawson, Thomas M. In Pursuit of Shadows: A Career in Counterintelligence. London: Athena Press, 2008.

According to Peake, Studies 55.1 (Mar. 2011), this book tells the story of the author's "career as an Air Force CI officer." It "paints a good picture of everyday military CI, its adventurous cases, and its less stimulating administratrive duties. It is a first-rate introduction to the profession."

Szeredy, J. "Spyke" [TSgt/USAF] "Influence Operations: Integrated PSYOP Planning." Air & Space Power Journal 19, no. 1 (Spring 2005). []

"The US Air Force brings a multitude of PSYOP and influence-operations capabilities to all phases of military and diplomatic actions, and its broad base of experience can help planners find the perfect niche for assets and mission requirements."

Tomme, Edward B. [LTCOL/USAF (Ret.)] "Emphasizing Effect over Domain: Merging Three Organizations to Enhance the Efficacy of Our Nation's Intelligence Production." Air & Space Power Journal 23, no. 1 (Spring 2009). []

"An AFSPC [Air Force Space Command] combined with appropriate elements from the new Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA), much of the operational structure of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and all support functions working in cyberspace would become the cornerstone of a new combat support command that would enable a single commander to support joint Department of Defense (DOD) operations and the intelligence community more effectively than is possible under the current structure."

Umphress, David A. [LTCOL/USAFR] "Diving the Digital Dumpster: The Impact of the Internet on Collecting Open-Source Intelligence." Air & Space Power Journal 19, no. 4 (Winter 2005). []

"Although the Internet makes possible the free flow of information, the Air Force should not necessarily make all information freely available through the Internet." The question is: "how much unclassified information the Air Force should make publicly available, realizing the possibility of assembling compromising intelligence from seemingly innocent information."

U.S. Air Force. "General Intelligence Rules." Air Force Instruction 14-202 (vol. 3). 10 Mar. 2008. []

"This instruction implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 14-2, Intelligence Rules and Procedures[,] and establishes Air Force general intelligence rules.... AF/A2 is the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). AF/A2 sets policy for conducting and executing Air Force intelligence plans and programs."

U.S. Air Force. "Special Operations." Air Force Doctrine Document 2-7. 16 Dec. 2005. []

From "Summary of Revisions": "As America continues to engage in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), AFSOF [Air Force Special Operations Forces] have had to shift from a platform-based to a capabilities-based model that can accommodate a GWOT-oriented campaign."

"Vulture." "Vulture's Row: Air Force Intelligence to Get a Three Star Leader." Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly 22, no. 1 (Jan. 2006): 17.

On 26 October 2005, "USAF Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley announced two major organizational changes.... [H]e will appoint a three-star officer to lead the intelligence field" and will "increase end-strength and stand up separate intelligence directorates in USAF Headquarters around the world." [emphasis in original]

Weinberger, Sharon. "NORAD Proposed High-Altitude Airships for Homeland Defense." Aerospace Daily, 23 Apr. 2002, 1-3.

Williamson, Christine E. "The Air Force Office of Special Investigations: Postured for the Future." Air & Space Power Journal 19, no. 2 (Summer 2005). []

Since its beginning in 1948, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI): "has kept commanders, whether at home or deployed abroad, apprised of threat information that could adversely affect the mission or safety of Air Force personnel. Today, the command has become substantially more integrated into joint ventures as well as law-enforcement and intelligence communities in order to maintain a global perspective and protect Air Force resources in an ever-evolving threat environment."

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