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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorFurleigh, Daniel C.
dc.dateMar-12
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T18:55:44Z
dc.date.available2012-05-14T18:55:44Z
dc.date.issued2012-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/6794
dc.description.abstractOwning and operating airports is an expensive business. For many local governments and private corporations involved, the business of airport management can be extremely lucrative when the facility and the operation are effectively and efficiently administered. For the DoD, airport management is a huge expense. During this time of historic budget reductions, one wonders whether the existing portfolio of military airfields can be sustained. The U.S. Air Force portfolio of airfields currently in place in the European theater is the focus of this research project because the United States has an extensive and long-standing inventory of airfields there. Ultimately, this thesis asks whether significant strategic and political changes necessitate a different approach to U.S. military airport management in Europe. The U.S. Air Force should stay in Europe, but it should convert some of its heavy, main operating bases to more flexible, lighter installations for both economic and strategic reasons.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/moreairfieldsequ109456794
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleMore Airfields Equals More Opportunitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.subject.authorAirfieldsen_US
dc.subject.authorbasesen_US
dc.subject.authorinstallationsen_US
dc.subject.authormain operating basesen_US
dc.subject.authorforward-operating sitesen_US
dc.subject.authorcooperative-security locationsen_US
dc.subject.authorjoint pre-position sitesen_US
dc.subject.authorand en route infrastructure.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts In Security Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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