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Behind the Cyberspace Veil: The Hidden Evolution of the Air Force Officer Corps

Behind the Cyberspace Veil: The Hidden Evolution of the Air Force Officer Corps (Hardback)

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Toward the end of World War II, the commander of the Air Corps, General Henry Hap Arnold, remarked: Someday ...the man holding my job will meet here with a staff of scientists, and they will wear no pilot's wings on their chests. That day may be near. Here, Collins reveals the emerging challenges posed by cyberspace to the traditional culture of the Air Force. The U.S. Air Force added cyberspace to its warfighting mission in December 2005, and the 8th Air Force was assigned operational responsibility for cyberspace in November 2006. These events clearly indicate that the nexus of activities collectively known as command, control, communications, computer systems, and intelligence, which are the nervous system of the military, had achieved critical mass. Such activities are no longer merely important to airpower, but form the basis for independent operations in cyberspace. Although the technological implications of this shift in Air Force missions is apparent, the ultimate impact on the officer corps is not.

While fighter pilots have traditionally represented the image of the Air Force, today more and more officers work at remote consoles operating unmanned aerial vehicles that deliver precision-guided munitions.

BRIAN J. COLLINS, USAF, has been teaching military strategy and operations at the National War College since 2001. Previous assignments include Chief, Policy Branch, NATO Division, Plans Directorate (J-5), Joint Staff mponent Test Director, NATO Airborne Warning and Control System, and Senior Soviet Air Forces Analyst, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. His articles have appeared in International Defense Review, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Allgemeine Schweizerisch Militarzeitschrift, and Joint Force Quarterly.

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