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Title: Surprise

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JP 3-0 Joint Perspective:

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AFDD-1 Airman’s Perspective:

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The essence of air attack is to approach the objective from different directions so as to mislead the enemy…

Voice: Surprise leverages the security principle by attacking at a time or place, or in a manner for which the enemy is not prepared.

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Voice: Surprise can shift the balance of combat power leading to success exceeding the effort expended.

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Voice: Air and space forces can more readily achieve surprise due to their range, speed, flexibility and versatility. Air and space forces can also enhance and empower surface forces to achieve overwhelming surprise.

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Voice: The rapid global reach of airpower allows surface forces to reach foreign destinations quickly and seize the initiative through surprise.

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