Tom Ehrhard


Author Bibliography for Tom Ehrhard

An Air Force Strategy for the Long Haul

September 17, 2009 • By Tom Ehrhard

This monograph discusses the current state of the United States Air Force and how it can better align its institutional identity and force posture to the future security environment. It offers a fiscally-constrained menu of recommendations for how that realignment might be realized over the next twenty years, with a larger force posture in mind.

Near-Term Prospects for Battlefield Directed Energy

January 5, 2009 • By Tom Ehrhard, Andrew F. Krepinevich, and Barry Watts

For more than a decade, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) has closely followed emerging technologies that, integrated with new operational concepts and organizational structures, offer the potential…

Range, Persistence, Stealth, and Networking: The Case for a Carr ier-Based Unmanned Combat Air System

June 18, 2008 • By Tom Ehrhard and Robert Work

Ever since Thucydides recorded the dramatic fall of Athens’ vaunted navy at Syracuse in 413 BC, naval warfare has been marked by abrupt competitive shifts. Intense geopolitical and maritime rivalries…

The Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration Program: A New Dawn For Naval Aviation?

May 10, 2007 • By Tom Ehrhard and Robert Work

Aircraft carriers are one of America’s key power-projection systems. To ensure their continued operational effectiveness and survivability in the future security environment, they need to be equipped with new air…