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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Air and Space Power Characteristics | The Seven Tenets | Centralized Control and Decentralized Execution | Applying the Tenet | Example: North Africa | Example: Battle of Britain | Flexibility and Versatility | Example: Multi-role Employment | Example: Parallel Operations | Priority | Example: Yom Kippur War | Synergistic Effects | Example: Operation ENDURING FREEDOM | WWII-Control the Air | Persistence | Example: Huels Synthetic Rubber Plant | Example: Operation DESERT STORM | Concentration | Example: Battle of Britain | Example: Deliberate Force | Balance | Example: Yom Kippur War | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: Introduction

Action: Cycle through the following images as the narration is presented. The first image is of a F-22, with the words; Speed: F-22 performs supersonic cruise without afterburner, below the picture. The next image shows a B-2 and reads; Range: Allied Force: 30 hours roundtrip Whiteman to Yugoslavia. Next, is the image of a satellite subtitled; Elevation: Defense Support Program satellite at 22000+ miles. Finally, we have manuever that shows the tail end of a F-15 with the text; Manuever: F-15 maximum performance. All the images have the following title:

Air and Space Power is different from land or sea power

Action: Show the four previous images on one graphic with the following text overlaying the images:

Air and Space Power requires axioms for its proper employment

Action:: Replace the last text with lesson title below

Tenets of Air and Space Power

Voice: Air and Space power is fundamentally different from either land or sea power, and its employment is guided by certain axioms that are different from those of surface forces. Those axioms are called the seven tenets of air and space power. They are the guiding truths of air and space power employment and amplify the nine principles of war by providing specific considerations for employing air and space forces. To intelligently advocate and articulate air and space power, airmen must comprehend the proper application of the seven tenets of air and space power. The tenets not only reflect the lessons of air and space operations over the history of powered flight, they also represent the current understanding of the nature of air and space power.

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