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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.
Black Ops: Stories of Heroism and Bravery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Black Ops has 32 heart pounding individual action stories from around the world. Demonstrating the bravery and courage of these highly trained individuals. Follow these modern day heroes into some intense battles. With stories from the U.S. Navy SEALs, Delta Force, SAS, SBS, GSG9, Spetnaz and many more, in this unique compilation.
Effectiveness of United States - Led Economic Sanctions as a Counterproliferation Tool Against Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program - Bush and Obama, Banking Industry, Centrifuges, Uranium, A.Q. Khan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,120. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » History » Military
The use of financial interdiction to disrupt the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their components is an option in the so-called counterproliferation toolkit. The effectiveness of economic counterproliferation interdiction operations is frequently debated; however, counterproliferation operations have successfully stopped some global WMD illicit trade.
Examining Cyber Command Structures - History of Air and Space Domains, Nuclear Weapons Mission, Alternative Force Structures for Cyber Command and Control (C2), USCYBERCOM
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,430. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » History » Military
As the Department of Defense executes its mission in its newest warfare domain, cyberspace, some have questioned its choices with regard to command and control of its cyber forces. This thesis examines historical cases of new warfare domains and how the Department of Defense structured the command and control elements of its forces dedicated to the air and space domains.
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.
The Road to Modern Rocketry: Launch Bases, Centers, Museums, Memorials, and Monuments
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,230. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
'The Road to Modern Rocketry' brings alive the history of the modern rocket: the launch from Earth's surface of liquid rockets for very long distances. 41 rocket/space 'attractions' in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia, and the United States are featured. Tsiolkovsky, Goddard, Oberth, Esnault-Pelterie, von Braun, Korolev, the A-4/V-2, ballistic/space rockets, linked Glossary, and 129 images.
Legacies, Assumptions, and Decisions: The Path to Hiroshima - Building the Atomic Bomb, Roosevelt and Truman, Movement Toward Douhet, Alternatives Such as Warning Japan, Soviet Involvement
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper attempts to step away from the emotionalism and examine the legacies, assumptions and decisions which led to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima August 6, 1945. It proceeds from the notion that such weighty national security decisions are rarely matters of "either/or" but are more often the result of a complex interaction of personalities, bureaucracies, and perceptions.
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.
Hearts and Minds: Historical Counterinsurgency (COIN) Lessons to Guide the War of Ideas in the Global War on Terrorism - Insurgents, Historical Case Studies, Malaya Emergency 1945-60, Vietnam War
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
While history cannot provide a panacea for global terrorism, today's military can learn lessons from historical small wars and low intensity conflicts to train and employ forces effectively to wage and win a war of ideas to counter global insurgents and their ability to win popular support. This paper reviews two case studies, Malaya (1945-60) and Vietnam (1964-72).
A Game of Simon Says: Latin America's Left Turn and Its Effects on U.S. Security - Trend Toward Communism, Venezuela's Chavez and Bolivia's Morales, LAC, Mexico, Need for Fairer Trade Agreements, Aid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,130. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General
This research will determine why leftism is on the rise in Latin America and the Caribbean and whether U.S. national security is being threatened.
Armageddon's Lost Lessons: Combined Arms Operations in Allenby's Palestine Campaign - 1918 World War I Rout of Turkish Forces at Battle of Megiddo, Foreshadowing of German Blitzkrieg in World War II
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,520. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In September 1918, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) concluded its campaign in Palestine by routing the Turkish forces at the battle of Megiddo. In terms of surprise, concentration, and operational balance of forces, the culmination of the Palestine campaign was a foreshadowing of the German blitzkrieg used in World War II.
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?
Red Is Good: Transformational Changes for U.S. Air Force Aircraft Maintenance - Culture Change and Transformation, Metrics, Goal Setting, Toyota Production System, Enterprise Level
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,830. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In an environment of flat budgets, limited manpower, and an aging, shrinking fleet, the Air Force seeks cultural transformations to remain the world's premier air, space, and cyberspace force. The transformation initiative Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) was designed to increase productivity, responsiveness, and efficiency.
Preventing Catastrophe: U.S. Policy Options for Management of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia - India and Pakistan Proliferation Threat, Strategic Delivery Capability, Conflict in Kashmir, NPT
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,580. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Asian
This paper highlights the threat in "The Nuclear Catastrophe," a gripping projection of the worst-case scenario on the current realities of the Indian subcontinent. Written a year after the "catastrophe," it vividly describes the events leading up to the disaster as well as the grim aftermath of a South Asian nuclear war.
Impact of Foreign Ownership on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) - Augmenting Military Airlift by Commercial Air Carriers in Emergencies, Criticality, USTRANSCOM Requirements, Restrictions, Concerns
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Changes allowing increased foreign ownership or control opportunities would threaten our national security by jeopardizing the DOD's accessibility to CRAF assets. Although the CRAF has formally been utilized only twice, its importance and our reliance on it cannot be overstated.
F-15A versus F/A-22 Fighter Aircraft Initial Operational Capability (IOC): A Case for Transformation - Test and Evaluation Process, Critical Issues, Key Performance Parameters, Langley Air Force Base
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,860. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The F/A-22 Raptor is a new weapons system replacing the F-15C Eagle. Its operational debut in 2005 comes at a time of constrained budgets, a changing global threat environment, and the ongoing global war on terrorism (GWOT).
Aviation Urban Operations: Are We Training Like We Fight? Battle for An Nasiriyah, Iraq - Baptism by Fire for Joint Urban Operations (JUO) Doctrine, CAS, Air Superiority, Special Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,620. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study argues that aviation urban operations, particularly urban close air support, are no longer high-risk, low-probability missions left to academic discussions, but are proving to be high-risk, high-probability missions, as witnessed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Air National Guard (ANG) Structure for the Twenty-first Century: The Multimission Framework for Total Force Integration - ANG History and Culture, Why Does the Governor Need Fighter Airplanes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,470. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Since the Vietnam War, much has changed with regard to the Total Force and the structure of the Department of Defense. The Air National Guard, in particular, began many transformational programs designed to better enhance its mission capabilities for both state and federal missions.
Cyberspace Command and Control Model: The Nature of Cyberspace, Computer Networks, Information Environment, Internet, Data Manipulation, Legal Authorities, Cyber Attack, Cybernetics, Systems Theory
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,700. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Cybernetics
As the nation's most technologically advanced service, the Air Force relies absolutely on cyberspace to perform its war-fighting missions. Underpinning this competency is the ability to command and control cyberspace operations, something the authors argue is in need of a fresh approach if the Air Force is to effectively fly, fight, and win in cyberspace.
Hog Driver: A-10 Thunderbolt II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,090. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This fast-paced, high-octane story blends action in the air with action on the ground as the A-10 acts as a guardian angel to beleaguered allied forces fighting hard in the 'Stan'. Fighting a War against a battle hardened enemy in a hostile climate.