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Checkmate

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In Robert Farley
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On August 22, 2013
My latest at the Diplomat jumps off of a Mattis-ism to talk strategy: “Strategy” is a notoriously slippery term that often seems to serve simply as a blunt rhetorical instrument. Nevertheless, it might help to try to break down how air, sea, and land forces have traditionally conceived of the relationship between strategy and victory. My […]

Zeppelin!

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On August 9, 2013

Nice piece on the Zeppelin raids of World War I, with extra detail on operational support for the Kaiserliche Marine: In 1915 alone, 47 sorties were launched against targets in England and in the Nort

Airpower in Afghanistan

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In Robert Farley
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On February 20, 2013
My latest at the Diplomat concerns Karzai’s limitations on the use of coalition airpower in support of ANA operations: Given that Afghan Army ground forces have yet to demonstrate a clear advantage over their Taliban counterparts, airpower really is the Afghan government’s“asymmetric advantage.” Whatever the Taliban may have, it lacks the tools that airpower provides, including […]

Airlift!

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In Robert Farley
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On January 30, 2013
My latest at the Diplomat isn’t so much about Mali as it is about heavy airlift, logistics, and multilateralism: With increasingly dense littoral populations living in a disaster-prone region, the ability of ASEAN militaries to conduct airlift may become their critical operational capability. Of all Indo-Pac states, India has made the most serious investment with an […]
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