Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Gregory A. McIntyre, PhD
Raymond R. Hill, PhD
Airpower's strength lies in being able to quickly strike the enemy directly where they are vulnerable while being unhampered by geography and surface forces. Airpower theory suggests the effects of these strikes propagate throughout an opponent1s military system yielding catastrophic output or strategic effects. Despite this theory being a cornerstone of US Air Force doctrine, current Air Force models do not seem to capture airpower's inherent strength. Since these models are used to support budgetary decision making, the United States may not be funding the airpower capability it needs.
DTIC Accession Number
Bullock, Richard K., "Hierarchical Interactive Theater Model (HITM): An Investigation into the Relationship between Strategic Effects and OODA Loops" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 4750.