AS-4100Lesson 20 Regional Study: South Asia Lt Col Wayne Doherty 13 Oct 09
Overview - LLAB 3 up/3 down - Consider the Unified Command Plan Map - Student Presentations - Remaining Material on South Asia - EXERCISE - AF Topics of Your Choice * Money Management Suggestions for 2d Lts * What Else is on Your Minds? 2
Combatant Commands Two Regional Combatant Commands United States Central Command - USCENTCOM (HQ: MacDill AFB, in Tampa, FL) United States Pacific Command - USPACOM (HQ: Camp H. M. Smith, in Honolulu, HI) 4
Roughly 300 million are undernourished, including half the region's children under five
2/3 don’t have access to adequate sanitation facilities, the worst showing for any region
South Asia has the world's highest illiteracy rates
The average South Asian lives only 63 years, less than the average age of the inhabitant of any world region except sub-Saharan Africa.
Economic and Social Issues
Agriculture has been the primary economic activity in South Asia for centuries.
Today, some 60% of the region's workers are engaged in agriculture, down from roughly 69% in 1980
Economic and Social Issues
India is the “back office to the world”
Over 50% of the world's Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, American Express, and Dell Computers, outsource IT operations to India, where they have found that the labor is cheap, errors are few, and productivity is high
Even with all of this growth and investment, the regional economy is still overwhelmed by the size of the population
Health and Environment
Many of South Asia’s most pressing health problems are directly attributable to the area’s huge population
Half the size of the United States, the region has five times as many people, almost a quarter of the world's population
1 elected-but-foreign-backed government struggling to control its own territory (Afghanistan).
Current Issues Discussion Items: Coping with Disaster: The US and Indian air forces will train together during the next installment of the Cope India exercise that begins on Thursday and runs through Oct. 24 at Air Force Station Agra in Uttar Predesh, India. This year's activities will focus on airlift to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief support. More than 150 USAF airmen, along with one C-17, three C-130Hs, and one C-130J, will travel to India to train with their Indian counterparts. "Exercises like Cope India strengthen solid military-to-military relationships with our air forces in the region," said Raymond Bundschuh, lead planner for the exercise with 13th Air Force at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. Spooling Up in Afghanistan: Link to article - http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2009/October%202009/1009afghanistan.aspx Enduring Airlift: Link to article - http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2009/October%202009/1009airlift.aspx Your Questions??? 28
Summary - LLAB 3 up/3 down - Consider the Unified Command Plan Map - Student Presentations - Remaining Material on South Asia - EXERCISE - AF Topics of Your Choice * Money Management Suggestions for 2d Lts * What Else is on Your Minds? 29
Next Class No Class Meeting Next Week! For 27 Oct 09 Class Meeting: - EXAM 1 is Due by 1800L - Officer Force Development CBT - Air, Space and Cyberspace Power Functions - Air and Space Expeditionary Force 30