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Title: Balance

Action: Begin with a balanced scale, add opportunity, neccessity, effectiveness, efficiency, and impact to one side of the balance. With each word show the balance tipping to one side. Insert risk to friendly force on the other side of the balance, which will in turn balance the scales. Also, insert the following text across the top as the air commander is mentioned in the following narration :

Commanders of air and space forces must maintain a proper balance

Voice: The next tenet, balance, means that commanders must balance; combat opportunity, necessity, effectiveness, efficiency, and their impact on accomplishing assigned objectives against the associated risk to friendly air and space forces. An air commander is uniquely—and best—suited to determine both the proper theater wide balance between offensive and defensive air and space operations and the proper balance of strategic, operational, and tactical applications of air and space power. Technically sophisticated air and space assets will be available only in finite numbers; thus, balance is a crucial determinant of success for an air commander.

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