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U.S. Army Attack Aviation in a Decisive Action Environment: History, Doctrine, and a Need for Doctrinal Refinement – Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq War, Rotary Wing Attack, Technology and Sky Cavalry
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The attack helicopter airframe and role evolved slowly, over time, to fulfill the missions of observation and reconnaissance, air escort, direct fire support, anti-tank, and deep attack, in support of ground elements from the platoon to the corps.
The School of Hard Knocks: The Development of Close Air Support (CAS) in Burma during Second World War - History Shows Reliable CAS Requires Unique Capabilities, Joint Training, and Cohesive Doctrine
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This analysis explores the roots of modern CAS in Burma during World War II. By contrasting the efforts of the American Volunteer Group in 1942 with the Eastern Air Command in 1943-1944, the Burma campaigns showcase key CAS challenges, and highlight the Eastern Air Command's innovative solutions.
Death Spiral: Luftwaffe Airlift Training, Operation Stosser, and Lessons for Modern U.S. Air Force - Highlighting Perils of Cutbacks in Aircraft Training and Proficiency Compared to C-17 Pilot Force
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,900. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the face of shrinking budgets and wartime mission demands, the United States Air Force (USAF) C-17 pilot force endured cutbacks to aircraft training and proficiency over the last fourteen years not unlike those the Luftwaffe endured as World War II progressed.
Survivability on the Island of Spice: The Development of the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter and its Baptism of Fire in Operation Urgent Fury on Grenada - Effect of Poor Intelligence Flying into Enemy Fire
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In 1983 the UH-60 Blackhawk faced its baptism of fire during Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada. Ten Blackhawks sustained battle damage during the assault, and four were destroyed. This helicopter was the culmination of fourteen years of work that started in 1965.
Violating Reality: The Lavelle Affair, Nixon, and Parsing the Truth - Dedicated Air Force Leader Treated Unjustly and Abandoned by Government, New Evidence about Vietnam War Air Strike Authorization
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The case study that follows is not only an effort to help exonerate Major General Lavelle for the unjust treatment he received, but it also reveals much about how American civil-military relations can function during a controversial limited conflict in which disparate personalities often played a dominant role.
Air Force Reserve Year in Review, 2015 and 2014 - Covers Command, Tenth, Twenty-second, and Fourth Air Force, Yellow Ribbon Program, Global Vigilance with MQ-9 Reaper, 489th Bomb Group's B-1 Lancer
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Two reports, for 2014 and 2015, provide up-to-date information and data on the work of America's Air Force Reserve. For the past 68 years, the Air Force Reserve has provided combat-ready forces to fly, fight and win for our nation. Today, our force consists of nearly 70,000 Citizen Airmen who provide daily operational capability, strategic depth and surge capacity.
Airborne Next: Rethinking Airborne Organization and Applying New Concepts - Airborne Role Taxonomy, Small-Scale and Large-Scale Forces, Swarming Concept, Stand-off and Close-in Capabilities
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,930. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The airborne concept has had a lasting impact on military force structures since its employment on a large scale during World War II. It is puzzling to consider how little airborne organizational structures and employment concepts have changed in the intervening seven decades, considering the great amount of change occurring in warfare.
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.
Blackbird: Cold War Spyplanes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,100. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Cold War drove military innovation and none more than the need to spy on Soviet Bloc countries in the 1950s. The best way to spy other than tap phones and have agents on the ground was from the air. For this several cutting edge aircraft were designed and built by the legendary Kelly Johnson and Lockheed Skunk works – which pushed the boundaries of technology.
Developing and Applying Synthesis Models of Emerging Space Systems - Military Small Satellites, DoD MILSATCOM, ISR, Commercial Small Satellites, Research, Cost Estimation and Acquisition, Launchers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,270. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Department of Defense's (DOD) large satellites provide robust capabilities, but they are ill designed to combat emerging threats and concerns like anti-satellite weapons and a shrinking defense budget. Small satellites are a potential solution to this challenge, but the technology is too nascent for the DOD to deploy.
Harrier: Jump Jet Interdiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Harrier has a unique place in aviation history as the most successful VTOL aircraft to date. Born from the need during the Cold War for an aircraft that could operate even if airfields had been destroyed. The Harrier has become yet another British aviation icon alongside the Spitfire and Concord.
The Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Perspective: World War II, Norway, Guadalcanal, Rommel, Soviets in Spain, World War I, Gallipoli, Egyptian Force, Iraq Kut Disaster, Napoleon, Boxer Rebellion
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,310. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The military has conducted expeditionary operations for centuries; airmen began to participate in expeditions from the very early days of flight. Descriptions of expeditions, with and without air components, evoke suggestive lessons for current expeditionary operations.
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.
The Cheshire Jet: Harnessing Metamaterials to Achieve an Optical Stealth Capability - Cloaking Technology for Aircraft, Composites with Unique Electromagnetic Properties, Directed Energy Weapons
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,830. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This paper highlights the need for continued Department of Defense (DOD) funding and pursuit of metamaterial "cloaking" technology. The near-term objective of such a program should be the development of infrared laser protection and the reduction of the optical signature of currently fielded systems and their follow-ons.
Warden and the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS): Deja Vu? The Enemy as a System and the Industrial Web Theory of Air Power Employment, Analysis of Contextual Factors, Instant Thunder Iraq Planning
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study answers the following questions: Is John A. Warden Ill's, "The Enemy as a System" analogous to the Air Corps Tactical School's (ACTS) industrial web theory of airpower employment? If so, why (given the 50 plus years between development of these theories)? If not, what are the prime sources of divergence?
The Rules of Defeat: The Impact of Aerial Rules of Engagement (ROE) on USAF Operations in North Vietnam, 1965-1968, Effect on Commanders and Aircrews, Rolling Thunder Bombing Mission Effectiveness
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
During the Vietnam War, many American air commanders were convinced that rigid Rules of Engagement (ROEs) prevented an American aerial victory over North Vietnam during the Rolling Thunder air campaign from 1965-1968.
Strategic Attack of National Electrical Systems - Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Past Attacks in World War II Germany and Japan, U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,120. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The United States Air Force has long favored attacking electrical power systems. Electric power has been considered a critical target in every war since World War II, and will likely be nominated in the future.
Regime Change and the Role of Airpower - South Vietnamese Regime Change in the Vietnam War, President Diem Coup, President Kennedy and Johnson, American Regime Change Causal Theory and Mechanism
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,540. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Drawing from the vision of airpower theorists and building on insights gained from studies on various regime changes, this study advances a theory of regime change and outlines a strategy for the use of airpower. To remain in power, regimes must continue to provide goods to the group of people responsible for its rise to power—the winning coalition.
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.