Examining Air Power as a Component of State Power

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 21, p.53-68 (2007)


Air Doctrine, Airpower Model, Combat Potential, Security Policy Making


The article presents a model of air power and describes its major components. Based on a brief historical overview and assessment of current security and technological trends, the author concludes that airpower continues to be an important ingredient of military potential and state power – a conclusion that is just as valid for small countries, as it is for leading global powers.