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Title: Mass

Action: Begin with text 3, a quote by Billy Mitchell, near screen bottom and header and first bullet point of text 1 to screen left.

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JP 3-0 Joint Perspective:

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AFDD-1 Airman’s Perspective:

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The size of the air force that may be employed is unlimited, because it has the whole air in which to operate…

Voice: The joint interpretation of the principle of mass is the ability to concentrate combat effects at a decisive place and time.

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Voice: Surface forces typically achieve mass by concentrating forces–synchronizing their operations in space and time and sustaining them until the desired effect is achieved.

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Voice: Airman emphasize the fact, which joint doctrine recognizes, that mass is an effect, not just overwhelming quantity.

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Voice: With recent advances in precision weaponry and command and control, air and space forces are uniquely capable of using their speed, range, and flexibility to mass effects, either lethal or non-lethal, anywhere in the world from widely dispersed launch locations.

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