A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Continuity and Contingency in USAF Posture Planning


Continuity and Contingency in USAF Posture Planning

Abstract: 

Posture planning is a juggling act. Because posture changes can be maddeningly slow to execute and, once implemented, difficult to change, planners must have a long time horizon. Good posture planning must distinguish powerful long-term trends from headline-grabbing but ephemeral events, have sufficient breadth to capture a wide range of possible posture demands, and be robust in the face of the inevitable uncertainties about where, when, and how U.S. interests will be challenged.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

Vick, Alan J., Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Meagan L. Smith, Sean M. Zeigler, Daniel Tremblay, and Phillip Johnson. 2016. "Continuity and Contingency in USAF Posture Planning." Rand Corporation. http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR1400/RR1471/RAND_RR1471.pdf

Publication URL: 
Visit Website

Additional Info

Research Area: 
Regions: