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Airpower, Afghanistan, and the Future of Warfare: An Alternative View - Assessing the Air-Ground Relationship, Precision Strike, Change in Land Combat, Force Intensification, Doctrine Impact
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Wills maintains that the twentieth-century argument between air and ground proponents has changed significantly since the Gulf War and that it comes down to the relative importance of the ground or air in the mix. It is more than just using air as a supporting component to the ground forces—if this is true, current force organization and employment are adequate.
Communicating Airpower: Strategic Communication and the United States Air Force Since 9/11, Comparison to Navy Public Affairs, Iraq and Afghanistan, Foreign and Domestic Audiences, Tanker Scandal
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
During the Cold War, the Air Force had a fairly easy time explaining its mission to the American public. It also had a coherent public affairs structure to help execute that mission. The new threat environment in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, combined with steep personnel cuts to its public affairs community, have dramatically altered the communication challenge.
Geopolitics and Planning for a High-End Fight: NATO and the Baltic Region, Airpower and Geopolitical Angst, The New Russian Threat, Considering a High-End Fight with Russia, Putin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,070. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
In a remarkably brief period, a serious challenge to the national security interests of the United States and its allies has emerged in Europe. This new threat emanates from a militarily resurgent and increasingly aggressive Russia, openly manifested in early 2014 by its seizure of Crimea from neighboring Ukraine.
The Swarm, the Cloud, and the Importance of Getting There First: What's at Stake in the Remote Aviation Culture Debate, Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), Air-Mindedness, Manned-Remote Fusion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
For all the ink spilled over remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) technology, knowledge of RPA culture remains in its infancy. Continuing the debate about culture, we argue first for the urgency of achieving manned-remote fusion in air warfare.
RPAs: Revolution or Retrogression? Remotely Piloted Aircraft, Drones, UAV, UAS, Predator, Future Roles and Missions, Is F-35 the Last Manned Fighter, Historical View of the Technology Transition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this essay is to briefly explore that which is old, to dwell for a time on what seems to be new, and to conclude with some speculations about the future of unmanned systems.
Air Force Leadership Study: The Need for Deliberate Development - Leadership Concepts for Air Force Officers, Changes in Personnel and Education Policy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,900. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The United States Air Force fully recognizes the critical role it must play in creating military leaders, and it devotes significant time and resources to recruiting and developing its future leaders based upon the premise that the personal leadership skills of any Air Force member can be improved through training, education, and experience.
Reflections of a Middling Cold Warrior: Should the Army Air Corps Be Resurrected? The Case for an Autonomous Air Force, World War II, Nuclear Weapons, Aviation Technologies, Personalities, Cultures
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,260. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
With the ending of the Cold War, the apparent conclusion of many political leaders of states that war is hardly a practical tool of statesmanship, and the recent preoccupations of the American military on counterinsurgency, some people have wondered whether the original reasons for the founding of a separate air force are any longer valid.
Professional Military Education for Air Force Officers: Comments and Criticisms - Evolution of Doctrine World War II to Post-Vietnam, Air University, Defining the Officer Corps, Success and Failure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professional military education (PME) has played an important part in the career development of US Air Force officers since the USAF became a separate military service in 1947. Although PME is now well established and considered successful, the system has drawn much criticism over the years.
Vantage Points: Perspectives on Airpower and the Profession of Arms - Timely and Timeless Thoughts on Dozens of Topics from Theory of War and Patriotism to Lessons Learned, Leadership, Technology
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book presents both timely and timeless thoughts on our profession in the Air Force . It pairs them with images of Airmen who embody those thoughts and prove them in action. It is a reminder that professional growth is something we owe to other Airmen and our nation.
Guideposts for the United States Military in the Twenty-first Century - Airpower, Combat Lessons, Military Personnel, Advanced Weapons, Forward Presence, Forward Engagement, Information Superiority
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,770. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book reproduces a symposium where fifteen general officers - active duty and retired - representing all of the armed forces met at Boiling AFB, DC, to consider the impact of air power on warfare.
The Role of Airpower in the Iran-Iraq War: Arab Air Warfare including Arab-Israeli War 1947, Suez 1956, Six-Day War 1967, October War 1973, Counterair, Support for Ground Forces, Command and Control
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,030. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book an outgrowth of questions raised about the conduct of air operations in the war between Iran and Iraq.
A Prototype Air Force JFACC (Joint Force Air Component Commander): General George C. Kenney - Evolution of Air Doctrine Command Organization, Planning for Combat, Grand Strategy, Unity of Effort
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,430. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book discusses General George C. Kenney's role as a prototype JFACC after June 1944.
Were They Prepared? Escape and Evasion in Western Europe, 1942-1944: World War II Army Air Force Aircrew Training for Successful Rescue and Survival Behind Enemy Lines by Thousands
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,540. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book provides a review of the training and environment for American escape and evasion activity in Western Europe during World War II, with special focus on the period from 1942 to 1944.
Desert Storm: War, Time, and Substitution Revisited - Course of the Air Campaign, Strike Results, Key Production Targets, Deployed Missile Forces, Lines of Communications, Allied Air Management
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,380. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In Operation Desert Storm the coalition succeeded in rapidly crushing Iraq's military forces in Kuwait and southern Iraq, and airpower was a decisive factor in this success. The entire campaign lasted only 43 days and required only 100 hours of ground warfare to rout Iraqi forces completely.
The Airpower Tenet of Centralized Control from Organizational and Battle Management Perspectives - World War II, Korean, Vietnam War, Goldwater-Nichols Act and the JFACC, Persian Gulf War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines the airpower tenet of centralized control, which US Air Force doctrine has traditionally upheld as the foundation for organizing, planning, and executing joint air operations.
The End of the Beginning: On the Application of Aerospace Power in an Age of Fractured Sovereignty, Trends 2020, Demography, Technology, Military, Social, Operations with Blurred Boundaries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper considers the future use of aerospace power in the changing international system. First, the nature and scope of the changing international system are analyzed via an examination of significant trends in technology, demography, military, and social affairs to build an analytical picture of the coming strategic environment and the probable challenges facing aerospace forces.
A Kill is A Kill: Asymmetrically Attacking U.S. Airpower - Tactical and Operational Level, Targeting, On the Ramp, Aircraft Carriers, Deception, Urban Warfare, Israeli Experience, MANPADS, Lasers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Efforts towards organizing, training, and equipping U.S. airpower assets remain based on the assumption of face-to-face conventional confrontations. This is a comforting hypothesis, as U.S. technological superiority should keep the odds stacked in our favor for decades to come.
Conversations With: Reimar Horten-Volume 4
Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Contained in these pages are direct transcripts of the conversations shared by Dr Myhra and Reimar Horten, close to 400 pages. Volume 4 contains an exclusive sneak preview of the next ebook by David Myhra, “The Day the Horten Ho 229 Jumo 004B Powered All-Wing Project Died”.
Air Policing - Case Studies of Employment and Evolution of British Air Policing from 1919 to 1934, Inverted Blockade, Third Afghan War, Somaliland, Mesopotamia, Aden, Comparison to Iraq COIN
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,630. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Currently, the United States finds itself in a very similar predicament to what Great Britain experienced after emerging from the First World War as she set about the governance of a growing empire during the interwar period.
A History of the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base - The Crown Jewel of Georgia - Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees, America's Black Eagles, the Tuskegee Airmen, Robert Lee Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,060. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this book explores the history of the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base.