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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Strategic Bombardment | Pursuit Aviation | Air Corps Tactical School | Airpower Debates | Ascension of Bombardment | GHQ Air Force | GHQ Air Force Organization | Roles for GHQ Air Force | Response to Roles Proposal | GHQ Air Force—Pros & Cons | GHQ Air Force Stimulates Doctrine | Planning for War | AWPD-1 | AWPD-1 Objectives | Response to AWPD-1 | Field Manual 100-20 | FM 100-20 Concepts | FM 100-20 Centralized Control | Impact of FM 100-20 | Airpower Evolution | Increasing Autonomy | Doctrine Evolves | USAF as Separate Service | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: Lesson Objective

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Lesson Objective

Voice: The objective of this lesson is for you to comprehend the impact of early airpower theory on the development of airpower employment concepts and doctrine in the years leading up to the establishment of the Air Force as a separate service in 1947. The lesson will not make you a historian; but, it will provide you with a basic understanding of how the principles and concepts of airpower doctrine evolved, and how this doctrine has remained sound and enduring guidance over many decades of political and technological change.

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Samples of Behavior

Voice:At the end of the lesson, you will be able to explain the doctrinal underpinnings of the World War Two Strategic Bombing Campaign. You will be able to explain how airpower theory and the lessons learned during World War Two led to the publication of Field Manual one hundred dash twenty, Command and Employment of Air Power. You will also be able to summarize the influence of air power theory and wartime experience on the establishment of a separate Air Force in 1947.

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