American Aerospace Power: Choosing to Lead in the Twenty-First Century   [open pdf - 757KB]

"Rarely does a work of military strategy elevate its vision beyond merely military concerns. Rarer still are strategies that compel the wise engagement of our military with the broader polity they serve-the American people. The strategy you are about to read is this rare exception. 'American Aerospace Power: Choosing to Lead in the Twenty-First Century' offers a compelling vision for sustaining the American way of life for the next hundred years. [...] The challenge for a new century is to reclaim our aerospace roots as a nation. As the pace of technological change accelerates, and with it the potential threats to our American way of life, our aerospace power may prove to be the margin of our survival. The strategy outlined in this essay appeals not to a military audience, but to the American people; the task ahead of us is a 'national' task, not just a military one. Our approach needs to be comprehensive once again, uniting our societal strengths in industry, technology, manufacturing, and innovation. 'American Aerospace Power' gives us a path forward, equally grand in its scope and detailed in its recommendations."

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Occasional paper No.71
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