ABSTRACT

Attack Operations: First Layer of an Integrated Missile Defense   [open pdf - 263KB]

United States forces have a long history of conducting attack operations. The proliferation of theater and long-range ballistic missiles suggests that the concept should be adapted to support missile-defense operations. To do so, we must include missile-defense capabilities in air and space expeditionary force packages, mature technology and doctrine to accommodate such capabilities, and connect Air Force capabilities to joint doctrine and employment concepts. Author argues that, although current structures contain pieces of the puzzle, we must fully integrate those pieces within an overall theater missile-defense architecture that includes offensive capabilities.

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2003
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Public Domain
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Aerospace Power Journal, Spring 2003, v. 11, no. 1
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