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THE AIR POWER BETWEEN LIMITED WARS AND TOTAL WARS
THE AIR POWER BETWEEN LIMITED WARS AND TOTAL WARS

Author(s): Florian Răpan
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: airpower; strategy; efficiency; political control;

Summary/Abstract: A state has at its disposal more instruments/ tools in order to accomplish the desired objectives: diplomacy, alliances, commerce, external assistance, scientific and cultural trades, immigration/emigration politics or other internal politics, under cover activities or army usage. The art and the science of development, application and coordination, in war and in peace, of these instruments for assuring the national objectives, using the tangible or intangible sources of the countries’ power, is the very thing of the strategy of national security. The consequent military tendency to the differentiated projection of the influence and vulnerability favors the development of the aerospace capabilities, firmly maintaining itself in the sphere of advanced technologies. The progress made in speed, range of action, agility, precision and lethality, completed by the “stealth” technologies, independence/autonomy, information and data transmission, raise the exploitation degree of the third dimension for military purposes by applying what we call air power.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 13-17
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English