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Title: Lesson Objective

Voice: The objective of this lesson is for you to gain an understanding of how and why the Air Force diverged from the guiding principles that helped establish it as a separate service. Specifically, the lesson cites historical examples that represent excursions from the airpower doctrine developed from the experiences of the two world wars. At the end of this lesson, you should be able to describe how certain technological advances negatively impacted the adherence to air and space power doctrinal principles. The lesson material will enable you to discuss how political factors caused deviations from established air and space power principles. And finally, you will be able to summarize how internal and external organizational factors swayed the Air Force from its doctrinal foundation.

Action: Present the lesson objective and then display the samples of behavior as they are mentioned:

Lesson Objective Samples of Behavior

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