Air Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Issues - ZHSS8417

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZHSS8417 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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What roles can air power play in the diverse types of operations undertaken for national security: wars, anti-terrorism, stabilisation and humanitarian missions? How can a flexible and responsive air power capacity be developed within strict resource and political constraints? What is the role of air power in the new security environment? How can air power contribute to national security in a whole-of-government approach? How can a strategic air force be developed? What are the challenges of joint operations with other services or in coalition with other defence forces? These are among the strategic and policy issues examined in this course.

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