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Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Theater Airlift to Support the Army After Next - Cargo Handling Capability, Situational Awareness, Defensive Systems, C-130, C-17, CH-47D, V-22 Osprey, Austere Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,200. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, analyzes the theater airlift implications of the United States (US) Army's vision for land warfare in the twenty-first century.
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.
Strategies for Resolving the Cyber Attribution Challenge - Spoofing to Mask Geography, American Sponsorship of Embryonic Global Norms, Framework for Diplomacy and Defense, Leading by Example
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,450. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » History » Military
Malicious cyber actors exploit gaps in technology and international cybersecurity cooperation to launch multistage, multi-jurisdictional attacks. Rather than consider technical attribution the challenge, a more accurate argument would be that solutions to preventing the attacks of most concern, multistage multi-jurisdictional ones, will require not only technical methods.
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.
Principles of War for Cyberspace - Cultures of Strategy in Cyberspace, Clausewitzian Cyberthink, Sun Tzu Cyberthink, Yin and Yang in Cyberspace, Doctrine and Education
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » History » Military
As the United States Air Force develops doctrine, education, and organization for cyberspace, we need to consider the traditional principles of war and how/if they apply to cyberspace, and under what situations, so we can develop a conceptual foundation for effective cyberspace warfighting doctrine.
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.
Tracking Next-Generation Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) into 2035 - RFID Radio Frequency Tags, Efficient Logistics Operations, Supply Chains, In-Transit Visibility, Enhanced Situational Awareness
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Mobile & Wireless Communications
This paper explores the advances in automatic identification technology, specifically radio frequency identification, and seeks to exploit these capabilities for use in the Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain.
The Innate Insurgent Advantage: Can Training and Planning Bridge the Gap? Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Casualties and Chaos, COIN Counterinsurgency, MRAP Vehicles, Kits
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines the role of training, planning, and technological changes in helping turn around coalition and American efforts in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The United States rushed headlong into protracted stabilization, security, transition, and rebuilding (SSTR) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Military Strategic Leadership Principles to Shape the Future: Vision, Character, Competence, Examining Qualities Fundamental to Leadership from the Perspective of Business, Sports, Politics, Religion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,710. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » History » Military
Successful leadership is not about being tough or soft, but about certain essential leadership principles that every leader must learn, acquire, and develop to become an effective leader. Leaders are made, not born, yet few people make the necessary sacrifices of hard work and commitment to become a successful leader.
Strategic Leadership, Southern Style: Civilian Statesmen in the Confederacy's War - American Civil War Civil Military Relations, Strategic Vision, President Jefferson Davis and His Secretaries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
When Jefferson Davis accepted the position of Provisional President of the Confederacy in 1861, he would not go it alone. Just as his counterpart in Washington was surrounded by senior civilian statesmen and professional military officers, Davis too had his Cabinet.
The Misuse of the Studies and Observation Group (SOG) as a National Asset in Vietnam - Management of the Unconventional War Effort in North Vietnam, Covert and Clandestine Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,890. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The primary question this study aims to answer is - did the Studies and Observation Group (SOG) covert and clandestine operations contribute significantly to the Vietnam War effort?
The Influence of the Catholic Church on the Eisenhower Administration's Decision to Directly Intervene in Vietnam - Soviet Communist Containment, South Vietnamese Policy, Indochina, Southeast Asia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,530. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines the role of the Catholic Church on the decisions of the Eisenhower administration about Vietnam.
Spiritual Dormancy: the Strategic Effect of the Depravation of God - Army Chaplains, Philosophical, Theological and Religious Underpinnings, Spiritual Conflict, Keeping Religion in the Military
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,210. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book explores the strategic effect the Army is achieving by removing God and religion from its doctrines of Soldier or leader development.
Sustaining Souls - Work of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, Soldiers and Families, Religious Formation and Chaplain Identity, Ethos, Commander Assessment of Effectiveness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,380. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines the role of military chaplains in the modern U.S. Army.