Identify and describe the core competencies at the heart of Air Force strategic perspectives.
The competencies are: 1) Air and space superiority - Air and space superiority rarely is an end in itself but is a means to the end of attaining military objectives. It is an important first step in military operations. It provides freedom to attack as well as freedom from attack. 2) Precision engagement - Precision engagement is the ability to command, control, and employ forces to cause discriminate strategic, operational, or tactical effects. 3) Information superiority - Information superiority is the ability to collect, control, exploit, and defend information while denying an adversary the ability to do the same and, like air and space superiority, includes gaining control over the information realm and fully exploiting military information functions. Information superiority was the first function of the Air Force.4) Global attack - Global attack provides the Air Force with unique ability to attack rapidly and persistently with a wide range of munitions anywhere on the globe at any time.5) Rapid global mobility - Rapid global mobility refers to the timely movement, positioning, and sustainment of military forces and capabilities through air and space, across the range of military operations.6) Agile combat support - Agile combat support provides the Air Force with highly responsive force support that is poised to respond to global tasking within hours and also support that force with equal facility. This includes all elements of a forward base-support structure -- maintencce, supply, transportation, communications, services, engineering, security, medical, and religious.