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Title: Foundations of Doctrine

Voice: The foundations of air and space power doctrine were initially established during the period from 1903 through the Second World War. The guiding principles first codified in Field Manual 31-35, and then Field Manual 100-20, published in 1943, exist in today’s present manual, Air Force Doctrine Document One or AFDD One. In the years from 1947 onward, the doctrine proven during World War Two was often forgotten. After World War Two, the Air Force was driven by a myriad of influences that caused its leaders to deviate from the “basic truths” established in early doctrine.

Action: Screen begins with the following sentence high, centered:

Doctrine consists of the “basic truths” and fundamental guidelines for employing air and space power

Action: When mentioned, publication FM 100-20 shows left center screen below previous sentence. When mentioned in narration, publication AFDD 1 shows on right center screen next to FM 100-20.

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