The potential air power contribution to security and defence cannot be fully realized without a clear employment doctrine, which in turn demands a sound process for constructing an air strategy (that is a broad conceptual plan) to ensure that all air power actions are directed in a cohesive fashion towards defined objectives. Priorities must be set, results monitored and appropriate adjustments made. The resulting cycle — normally termed the air-power employment pattern — tends to fall naturally into four main phases: analysis, planning, implementation and assessment. This is shown in Figure 3.1.
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