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Action: Screen begins with the DoD and USAF coins. The following text is shown under the coins:
US Air Force created as part of Department of Defense in 1947
Voice: Since emerging as a separate service in 1947,...
Action: Coins and text fade out and a picture of an F-22 plane in flight fades in.
Voice: ...the Air Force has been at the forefront of technological advances and evolving employment concepts.
Action: F-22 fades out and a picture of a B-2 plane in flight fades in.
Voice: Air and space forces have continually exploited the...
Action: B-2 fades out and a picture of a bombed shelter in the desert fades in.
Voice: ...speed, range, precision, and flexibility of air and space power to better serve the nation.
Action: Shelter fades out and a picture of an X-35 plane in flight fades in.
Voice: In furtherance of that service, the Air Force is adopting an expeditionary, capabilities-based mindset.
Action: X-35 fades out and a picture of soldiers doing exercises fades in.
Voice: Other lessons have looked at our expeditionary nature.
Action: The picture is faded out and a picture of an F-111 fades in with the following caption:
F-111 at “last chance” en route to Libya for OPERATION EL DORADO CANYON
Voice: The concept of a capabilities based air force is associated with being able to produce effects.
Action: The picture is faded out and a picture of a B-2 fades in with the following caption:
B-2 returns to Whiteman AFB after 40+ hour mission to Afghanistan in OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
Action: The picture is faded out and a picture of a C-130 fades in with the following caption:
Workers unload food from a C-130 for famine relief
Voice: The idea of producing effects is not new to Air Force thinking.
Action: The picture is faded out and a link to the lesson, Effects-Based Operations, fades in with the following supporting text below the link:
While it is not a new concept, the notion of conducting operations to produce effects that lead to desired outcomes is complex in execution. This lesson introduces effect-based operations as a refinement of current objective-based operations.
Voice: A short lesson explains how effects-based operations can be used by all of the instruments of national power across the spectrum of conflict. Our capabilities-based mindset is being developed in a series of white papers called Concepts of Operations or CONOPS.
Action: Below the link and its text, pictures flash across the screen representing the following concepts: Air & Space Superiority, Precision Engagement, Information Superiority, Global Attack, Rapid Global Mobility, and Agile Combat Support.
Voice: These CONOPS expand upon our distinctive capabilities to describe specific mission scenarios the Air Force can perform. One such mission is that of “kicking down the door” in areas where an adversary is trying to deny us access.
Action: A link to the lesson, Anti-Access: An Asymmetric Threat, fades in on the bottom of the screen with the following supporting text below the link:
Potential adversaries are devising strategies to deny the US access to theaters abroad. This lesson introduces anti-access strategies as an example of asymmetric warfare. The Global Strike CONOPS is presented as a counter to these strategies.
Voice: The Global Strike CONOPS was developed as a counter to anti-access strategies being developed as a method of asymmetric warfare. These two lessons do not begin to cover all of the thinking on evolving concepts going on in the Air Force. Some of that thinking may be adopted as doctrine while much of it will not endure. We present these two short lessons to pique your interest and urge you to explore further on your own.
Link to Effects-Based Operations: Effects-Based Operations
Link to Anti-Access: An Asymmetric Threat: Anti-Access: An Asymmetric Threat
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