The Application of Air Power - ZHSS2424

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

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

Course Outline: ZHSS2424 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ZHSS1401 and ZHSS1402

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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In the history of organised conflict, the use of air power is a relatively recent development. Nevertheless, air power has proved to be a major element of conflicts over the past seven decades, and has now become a critical part of the national security strategies of many states. This course will examine the changing roles of air power in 20th century wars, the place of air power in achieving military and national strategic objectives, and the challenges of applying air power in current and future conflicts, especially those where force may not be the deciding factor.


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