***OTH Anniversary*** CSAR: Restoring Promise to a Sacred Assurance

As part of our anniversary celebration series, we present the fourth most read article of 2017, where Brandon Losacker assesses the state of CSAR.

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A Game Plan to Save CSAR

Brandon Losacker examines how the US Air Force can achieve a more capable CSAR aircraft to ensure its promise to American and allied warriors on future battlefields.

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Saving CSAR: Inventory, Armament, and Speed – Three Missing Ingredients (Part three, vignette three of a multi-part series)

Through historic analysis, Losacker discusses the requirement for organic firepower as a part of future survivable rescue helicopters.

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Saving CSAR: Inventory, Armament, and Speed – Three Missing Ingredients (Part three, vignette two of a multi-part series)

Through historic analysis, Losacker discusses how current and future conflicts require a large dispersed fleet of vertical rescue assets.

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Saving CSAR: Inventory, Armament, and Speed – Three Missing Ingredients (Part three, vignette one of a multi-part series)

Through a historic analysis, Brandon Losacker discusses how speed, inventory, and armament affect the survival of a rescue vehicle.

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CSAR: A Historical Perspective – Institutional Apathy

This article visits traceable history of Air Force mismanagement of the combat rescue helicopter forces that are the backbone of the larger joint and coalition personnel recovery enterprise.

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CSAR: Restoring Promise to a Sacred Assurance

Time and again, in war or natural calamity, USAF rescue crews charge unhesitatingly into the midst of death’s rage to save the desperate few. It is this quiet devotion that underwrites the Air Force’s promise to the combat aircrew it sends into harm’s way: We won’t leave you. There is great power in this promise.
By Brandon Losacker

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DROP ZONE: Restoring a Sacred Promise

The heroic reputation of Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Airmen is well earned and well known. At some point, however, even the most august group of warriors become limited when the tools and concepts they employ are no longer adequate to the new challenges of an evolving multi-domain battlespace.

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