ABSTRACT

Force Protection After Next   [open pdf - 1MB]

The 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing brought renewed emphasis on terrorism in the Air Force and the subsequent Force Protection efforts to defend against it. This paper argues the Air Force must implement more fundamental changes than currently planned in order to adequately protect resources against Khobar Towers-type attacks in the future and enhance combat sustainability. It explores the bombing and its lessons learned (documented and undocumented) and existing Air Force documents on Force Protection. It analyzes current and planned Force Protection requirements and ways to provide a more viable Force Protection program for the 21st century.

Report Number:
ADA342146
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Date:
1998-03-15
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Public Domain
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pdf
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application/pdf
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