|•||rapidly configure support needed to achieve the desired operational effects|
|•||quickly deploy both large and small tailored force packages with the capability to deliver substantial firepower anywhere in the world|
|•||immediately employ these forces upon arrival|
|•||smoothly shift from deployment to operational sustainment|
|•||meet the demands of small-scale contingencies and peacekeeping commitments while maintaining readiness for potential contingencies outlined in defense guidance.|
Two earlier RAND studies (Galway et al., 2000; Tripp et al., 1999) present the framework for an ACS system to support the AEF concept:
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Publication information: Book title: Supporting Air and Space Expeditionary Forces: Lessons from Operation Enduring Freedom. Contributors: Robert S. Tripp - Author, Kristin F. Lynch - Author, John G. Drew - Author, Edward W. Chan - Author. Publisher: Rand. Place of publication: Santa Monica, CA. Publication year: 2004. Page number: 1.
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