From the thesis abstract: "Today the United States (US) military is facing what is described as a budget 'catastrophe' despite continued threats from asymmetric, conventional, and non-conventional forces. At the same time, the world is experiencing a shift to a 'multi-nodal' world that challenges regional stability. The US military is required to operate across the full spectrum of operations to meet the National Military Strategy objectives in an environment that is experiencing a revolution in military technology. While the US has enjoyed a technological advantage for decades, adversary transformation efforts are chipping away at our comparative advantages. The shrinking margins within 'air dominance' may continue to decrease to the point US forces will be faced with a new and unacceptable level of risk in future operations. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether these decisions are undermining US air dominance and to question whether future joint forces will be able to operate across a full spectrum of possible conflict."
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