Flexbasing : achieving global presence for expeditionary aerospace forces / Paul S. Killingsworth [and others].
- Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2000.
- Physical Description:
- xxxi, 88 pages : illustrations, maps, 1 photograph ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Killingsworth, Paul S., Galway, Lionel A., 1950-, Kamiya, Eiichi, Nichiporuk, Brian, 1966-, Ramey, Timothy L., 1951-, Tripp, Robert S., 1944-, Wendt, James C., 1944-, Project Air Force (U.S.). Force Modernization and Employment Program, Rand Corporation, and United States. Air Force
- The Expeditionary Aerospace Force (EAF) will need a strategy to deploy and employ forces in the face of uncertain overseas operating locations. The authors propose that this uncertainty can be managed by actively pursuing an overseas presence strategy based on maintaining high levels of logistical and operational flexibility. They call this strategy "flexbasing." To leverage the advantages of aerospace power, the authors suggest establishment of a global logistics support system and provision of full-spectrum force protection for deployed forces. The Air Force should (1) establish a global system of core and forward support locations and forward operating locations; (2) maintain a robust mix of long- and short-range combat capabilities; (3) develop space as a forward support location; (4) advocate a global presence strategy as a joint initiative; (5) establish a global logistics/mobility support system for the EAF; and (6) provide full-spectrum force protection to deployed expeditionary forces. The combination of these initiatives will enable the forces to deploy to widely varying locations.
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- Other Subject(s):
- "Project Air Force."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 85-88).
- Other Forms:
- Also available on the internet via WWW in PDF format.
- Funding Information:
- Air Force. F49642-96-C-0001. PA001 4327
- Complexity Note:
- Supersedes RAND/DRR-2044-AF.
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