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The Future of the Air Force: A View from the Top

Recorded on April 28, 2005

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Strain on America's armed forces has led to calls for permanent force increases. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has said that the problem behind these discouraging facts is not the size of the force, but rather how the force is managed and the mix of capabilities at the United States' disposal. How should the Air Force be transformed in the future to maximize its efficiency and effectiveness? In 2004, the Air Force issued its U.S. Air Force Transformation Flight Plan, a major document that specifically addressed important issues such as transformation, business practices, capabilities, and service culture. As the Air Force prepares for the 2005 QDR, there will be even more strategic and programmatic decisions to be made.

Join us as General John P. Jumper, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, discusses the Air Force's ongoing transformation and future capabilities.

This Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Tawani Foundation and its founder Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker ILARNG (Ret.), who are dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of the role of the Citizen Soldier in America's military heritage.