This edition of The Air Power Manual builds on the foundational properties of the air environment, its ubiquity and the potential that holds for the application of military power, along with the human–technology relationship required to unlock that potential. This edition highlights the essentially human endeavour of air power and resists viewing it as simply as a collection of platforms.
While technologies and systems are important, they are only one part of what enables the delivery of air power. Without people intelligently wielding them, cutting edge technologies serve no real purpose. Air power practitioners need to not only be technically adept, they also must be strategically aware and understand their place in the joint force and their responsibilities to Government—they must strive for air power mastery and to maintain an intellectual edge.
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