The emergence of a "doctrinal culture" within the Canadian Air Force: where it came from, where it's at and where to from here? Part 2 : Towards a doctrinal culture within the Canadian Air Force
Jackson, Aaron P.
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Drawing on the background provided in Part 1, this article examines the Canadian Air Force's attempts to develop doctrine since the formation of Air Command in 1975. This examination is undertaken in three sections. First, limited doctrine development between 1975 and 1989 is briefly discussed. Second, doctrine development during the 1990s is analysed in relation to the international rejuvenation of air power theory that occurred during that decade. Third, the apparent emergence of a tentative doctrinal culture within the Canadian Air Force during the past decade is considered. In conclusion, the future potential of this tentative culture is addressed, and some challenges that remain to be overcome are highlighted.