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The Angels
Series: The CIA Area 51 Chronicles. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 91,400. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
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They all, President Truman, the Army, Air Force, Navy, and the Marine Corps feared the Central Intelligence Agency, yet the president tasked it with doing something that the Air Force would not do. That was to develop a manned overhead reconnaissance program to spy on RussiaDespite many technological and bureaucratic hurdles, the CIA develops both Area 51 and the revolutionary plane, the U-2.
The Rescue Man: A "Snafu Snatching" Rescue Pilot's Extraordinary Journey through World War II
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017 by Van Rye Publishing, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
THE RESCUE MAN presents the extraordinary and unique journey of a World War II-era rescue pilot, Bud Hayes, from his childhood in Idaho through his training for and service during World War II. The rescue squadron that Bud served in saved over seven hundred downed pilots during the war. Nevertheless, history has left Bud’s incredible story, and that of his squadron, largely untold... until now.
Perceptions of Airpower and Implications for the Leavenworth Schools: Interwar Student Papers (Art of War Paper) – History and Effectiveness of Command and General Staff School During the 1930s
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book evaluates interwar period US Army officer perceptions of aviation as expressed in student papers written as part of the Command and General Staff School during the 1930s. The evaluation compares student perceptions to period airpower theory and doctrine and applies that study to weigh-in on the broader debate over the effectiveness of Fort Leavenworth during the interwar period.
Technology Strategy in Irregular Warfare: High-Tech Versus Right-Tech - Unconventional Warfare, Special Operations, Afghanistan and the Soviet Union, Britain, and America, Aircraft, Artillery
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
When faced with any type of irregular warfare, technology integration has proved to be problematic for developed countries with technologically advanced militaries. Developed countries train and equip their militaries and develop military doctrines that tend to focus on protection from other developed countries.
Operational Level Air Commanders: A Search for the Elements of Genius - Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, Admiral Raymond Spruance, and General George Kenney, Battle of Britain, Midway, Papua Campaign
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,740. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
One of the recurring themes of military literature is a search for the qualities and attributes of successful commanders. Carl von Clausewitz argues that some commanders possess a genius for war. Others argue that battle and campaign outcomes are merely functions of luck.
Lt. General Ned Almond, U.S. Army - A Ground Commander's Conflicting View with Airmen over CAS Doctrine and Employment - Close Air Support in World War I, II, Korean War, Command and Control
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,880. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study analyzes the historical debate between the United States Army (USA) and United States Air Force over the issue of close air support (CAS). Specifically, this study examines four CAS subissues from World War I through the Korean War: priorities in the employment of airpower, the ownership and apportionment of CAS assets, and the most effective CAS command and control (C2) system.
Joint Operations in the Gulf War: An Allison Analysis of Behavior - Rational, Organizational, Bureaucratic Process, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Battlefield Preparation, Deep Strike Coordination
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
To what extent was the effectiveness of joint operations in the Gulf War influenced by individual service perspectives? This study uses Graham Allison's three models of bureaucratic behavior (Model I, Rational Actor; Model II, Organizational Process; and Model III, Bureaucratic Politics) to answer this question.
Dead on Arrival? The Development of the Aerospace Concept, 1944-58 - Space Age After Sputnik, Debates About Aerospace, Truman and Eisenhower, Air Force, ORDCIT, von Braun, von Karman, Schriever
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,980. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This study chronologically traces the historical development of the aerospace concept, from its initial inception in 1944 as it was embodied in the far-reaching vision of Gen Henry H. "Hap" Arnold, until its public appearance in 1958.
War From Above the Clouds: B-52 Stratofortress Operations during the Second Indochina War and the Effects of the Air War on Theory and Doctrine - Vietnam, Arc Light, Commando Hunt, Linebacker Bombing
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Dr. William P. Head's book is an examination of B-52 operations in Vietnam and how the air war affected airpower doctrine and theory. His study examines the evolution of this awesome manned strategic weapon in Vietnam to see how the design of the B-52s originally intended mission altered—if at all—the theories of airpower first put forward by Giulio Douhet and William "Billy" Mitchell.
Ten Propositions Regarding Spacepower - Theories, Global Access and Presence, Coercive Force, Commercial Assets, Career-long Specialization, Weaponization, Central Control by Space Professional
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 54,200. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
As political and military leaders ponder the future of space operations, the time has come to frame propositions regarding spacepower. Specifically, this study seeks to answer the question, "What is the nature of spacepower?"
Jimmy Doolittle: The Commander Behind the Legend - Operational Effectiveness, Tactical and Technical Innovation, Leading the Eighth Air Force, Raid on Tokyo, World War II Air Offensive Against Germany
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,740. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, evaluates Jimmy Doolittle's performance as an operational air commander.
Culture Wars: Air Force Culture and Civil - Military Relations - USAF History on Dealing with National Policy, Case Studies of Operation Desert Storm and Northern/Southern Watch, Decade of Quasi-War
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,290. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, studies American civil-military relations at the level of an individual military service and considers the impact of the Air Force's organizational culture on its civil-military relationship.
Finding the Shape of Space - Future Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Technologies Preserving U.S. Military Freedom of Action in Space, Full Motion Video, Networks, Scramjet Access, Carbon Nanotubes
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,560. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, is concerned with the direction space technologies will take over the next 20-30 years.
Black Hats and White Hats: The Effect of Organizational Culture and Institutional Identity on the Twenty-third Air Force: Air Rescue, Desert One Disaster, Special Operations, Combat Search and Rescue
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,830. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Although brief, the Twenty-third Air Force's experience provides sufficient data for a thorough analysis of the effect of organizational culture and institutional agendas on the evolution of a nascent organization. The basic hypothesis explored in this paper is that organizational culture and institutional agendas significantly affected the rise and fall of the Twenty-third Air Force.
Airpower Against an Army: Challenge and Response in Central Command Air Forces (CENTAF) Duel with Republican Guard in the Persian Gulf War, Desert Storm, Unique Look at How the Guard Was Annihilated
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In January and February 1991, Central Command Air Forces (CENTAF) conducted an air-to-ground onslaught against Iraq's Republican Guard. The requirements of this operation conflicted in a number of respects with the US Air Force's extended preparations for conflict on a European battleground.
Air Warfare - Historic Work by Iconic Early Leader of Army Air Corps and American Military Aviation: Principles, Combats and Defensive Formations, Pursuit, Bombardment, Attack, Antiaircraft Defense
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 116,610. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Written in 1926, this historic work by a pioneer of military aviation, William Sherman, provides a fascinating glimpse into the early days of American airpower.
Airpower and the Environment: The Ecological Implications of Modern Air Warfare - World War II Secondary Effects, Great Plains, Vietnam Eradication, Africa, Israeli Negev Desert, Collateral Damage
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,470. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Balancing strategic and operational needs with both military and environmental ethics is certainly not impossible, and responsible armed forces are already beginning to think about how best to balance what superficially seem to be (but actually are not) competing imperatives.
Deliberate Force: A Case Study in Effective Air Campaigning - Final Report of the Air University Balkans Air Campaign Study - Demise of Yugoslavia, Destruction of Bosnia, Tactics, Aircraft, Weapons
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 180,050. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
Every airman or person interested in the art and science of air and space warfare should read this book. The Air University Balkans Air Campaign Study (BACS) has emerged as a balanced and wide-ranging discussion of the Deliberate Force air campaign, which occurred during the fall of 1995.
No Sense in Dwelling on the Past? The Fate of the U.S. Air Force's German Air Force Monograph Project, 1952-69, World War II von Rohden and Karlsruhe Projects, Bundesluftwaffe, Effects on NATO
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,090. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book illustrates the inherent tensions in writing official military history and utilizes the Karlsruhe project as a lens to examine problems plaguing the Air Force during the early Cold War.
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.

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