counter measures can be deployed, such as the Patriot Missiles from the Army or the Air Force “Minuteman Missiles”.
I think what people are driving at is to approach this more strategically. Air and Space power more than putting bombs on targets and shooting airplanes down. That is a tactical level function. Strategically our air power includes obviously our strike capabilities, it also includes rapid global mobility, and inelegance, surveillance and reconnaissance(ISR). It also includes our space borne assets as well like ISR satellites, our GPS constellations and communication systems. Those all may mundane, but without them we are critically crippled. The question on a strategic level, why do we need air and space power for national security? What function if gone, leaves us more vulnerable? What are near-peer and peer competitors doing that we need to counter? I think you have the right idea. I don't think you do not need to narrow the scope to specific systems. Example: I can say we need advance aerospace systems to be able to counter upgraded capabilities of our competitors. Without it we are less able move assets into an area that is initially denied. If we are denied the freedom of movement to operate in, than we can not achieve our mission objective. If we are unable to do accomplish this, it shows a critical vulnerability in our global response capabilities. This can indirectly lead to national security issues because we will no longer have leverage to compel a nation state from engaging in hostilities. That's probably what the scope when we are talking about when you want to approach what does our air power provide for enhancing our national security? My example is off the cuff and may not be the perfect one. But it is an example of a thesis statement that can be expanded to go into some more specifics and wrap it up with a conclusion. TBH my example is probably a little too narrow also. Hopefully it gives you an idea to work off of.
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