Behind the Cyberspace Veil: The Hidden Evolution of the Air by Brian J. Collins

By Brian J. Collins

Toward the top of global warfare II, the commander of the Air Corps, normal Henry Hap Arnold, remarked: sometime . . . the fellow keeping my task will meet right here with a employees of scientists, and they're going to put on no pilot's wings on their chests. That day can be close to. the following, Collins finds the rising demanding situations posed by way of our on-line world to the conventional tradition of the Air strength. The U.S. Air strength extra our on-line world to its warfighting venture in December 2005, and the eighth Air strength used to be assigned operational accountability for our on-line world in November 2006. those occasions in actual fact point out that the nexus of actions jointly often called command, regulate, communications, computers, and intelligence, that are the worried method of the army, had completed severe mass. Such actions are not any longer in simple terms vital to airpower, yet shape the root for autonomous operations in our on-line world. even supposing the technological implications of this shift in Air strength missions is clear, the final word effect at the officer corps isn't really. whereas fighter pilots have generally represented a twin of the Air strength, at the present time a growing number of officials paintings at distant consoles working unmanned aerial automobiles that carry precision-guided munitions.

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