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Title: Offensive

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JP 3-0 Joint Perspective:

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AFDD-1 Airman’s Perspective:

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Putting an opponent on the defensive in the air is much more valuable comparatively than putting him on the defensive on the ground.

Voice: The principle of the offensive is about seizing, retaining, and exploiting the initiative.

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Voice: Offensive actions are the best way to maintain freedom of action and achieve decisive results.

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Voice: Even defensive operations must be prosecuted with an offensive spirit.

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Voice: Due to their inherently offensive nature,…

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Voice: …air and space forces allow the joint force commander to seize the initiative by dictating the timing, place, purpose, scope, intensity, and pace of battlespace operations.

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Voice: Offensive actions against operational or strategic objectives, force the enemy to react rather than act, thus denying the enemy the offensive, and...

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Voice: ...shaping the remainder of the conflict.

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