Suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) has long been a critical concern to advocates of air power. It is especially critical because air power offers a primary means of responding rapidly and effectively to areas of conflict. Setting the Context: Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses and Joint War Fighting in an Uncertain World explains why SEAD has changed the basic fabric of air warfare. It provides a unique and original view into the world of electronic combat and SEAD that will enrich as well as inform. Lt. Col. James R. Brungess wrote this book for the Airpower Research Institute and it was the winner of the Air Force Historical Foundation's 1992 Colonel James Cannell Memorial Award.