October 15, 2018

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air, Four if by Space, Five if by Cyber

Amy McCullough

The Air Force is looking to blend advanced technology with a new operational construct to provide more options to combatant commanders and speed up the decision-making process. The goal is to ensure the service can take advantage of each of the domains to create a “vicious harmony” and “produce multiple dilemmas for our adversaries,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein.

Throughout his keynote address at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference in September, Goldfein repeatedly referenced Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem about Paul Revere’s midnight ride to warn colonist of the British plan to seize weapons at Concord in 1775. The redcoats, he noted, “could either march across the land bridge” from Boston to Concord, “or row across the Charles River.”