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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.
Mines Away! The Significance of U.S. Army Air Forces Aerial Minelaying in World War II - Japan's Outer and Inner Zones, AAF Plan and Reality, Operation Starvation Blockade, Navy Subs, Curtis LeMay
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,110. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In World War II's Pacific Theater, the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF) devoted a small percentage of its long-range capability to aerial minelaying against Japanese warships and commerce. Sea mines-explosive underwater devices that damaged, sank, or deterred ships - were weapons that had difficulty gaining the same acceptance as guns, bombs, and torpedoes.
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.
John Boyd and John Warden: Air Power's Quest for Strategic Paralysis - Sun Tzu, Aftermath of Desert Storm Gulf War, Economic and Control Warfare, Industrial, Command, and Informational Targeting
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,470. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Throughout air power's inaugural century, theorists have posited numerous schemes to best exploit the air weapon's inherent flexibility and ubiquity. The evolution of air power theory has been fashioned along the way by harsh lessons of war, remarkable advances in technology, and the visionary concepts of a few select airmen.
Green and Blue in the Wild Blue: An Examination of the Evolution of Army and Air Force Airpower Thinking and Doctrine Since Vietnam War - AirLand Battle, Desert Storm, Nuclear War, Close Air Support
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,150. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines the nature and degree of the convergence of Army and Air Force airpower thinking and doctrine since the Vietnam War. The value of this effort lies in providing a better understanding of those areas of agreement which could form the conceptual basis for a comprehensive, conventional, land based airpower theory.
Globalness: Toward a Space Power Theory - Military Spaceflight, Strategic Theory, Weaponization, ASAT Anti-Satellite, GPS, Prompt Global Strike, Global Connectivity, Weapons Delivery
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The purpose of this study is to take the first steps toward a military space power theory. It begins by answering the question: Why does the US military need space power theory?
Fighting with a Conscience: The Effects of an American Sense of Morality on the Evolution of Strategic Bombing Campaigns - World War I and II, European and Pacific Theater, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Air leaders directing bombing campaigns against North Korea, North Vietnam, and Iraq faithfully ascribed to the industrial web theory, attacking similar targets in each conflict in predictable fashion—with bombing methods designed to avoid civilian casualties.
Fifth Air Force Light and Medium Bomber Operations During 1942 and 1943: Building Doctrine and Forces that Triumphed in the World War II Battle of the Bismarck Sea and the Wewak Raid, Skip-Bombing
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,810. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Fifth Air Force light and medium bomber operations during 1942 and 1943 are textbook examples of doctrinal flexibility and extraordinary innovation. The unprecedented success of both the Battle of the Bismarck Sea and the Wewak Raid illustrate how airpower became the dominant force in the Southwest Pacific.
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.
Crony Attack: Strategic Attack's Silver Bullet? Targeting Key Elite Supporters of an Enemy Leader - Operation Allied Force, Slobodan Milosevic, Yugoslavia, RICO, Kleptocracies, Coercive Air Strategy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,670. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
As a strategy, crony attack targets key elite supporters of an enemy leader to effect policy change in the attacker's favor. It is also one of a set of tools used in coercive diplomacy.
Bombs Over Bosnia: The Role of Airpower in Bosnia-Herzegovina - NATO Operation Deny Flight, Serbs and the Death of Yugoslavia, Deterrent Use of Airpower, Deliberate Force, Dayton Peace Accord
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
To understand the role Deny Flight and Deliberate Force played in getting a peace agreement signed, one must understand the political and historical context of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ethnic animosities, severe economic hardships, and opportunistic leadership, combined with an uncertain post-cold-war landscape, merged to create a confusing and dangerous situation in Bosnia.
Airpower versus Terrorism: Three Case Studies - Operation El Dorado Canyon: Airpower versus Libyan-Sponsored Terrorism, Operation Infinite Reach: The 1998 Embassy Bombing, Second Palestinian Intifada
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,330. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Military
The first case study is Operation El Dorado Canyon, America's response to Libyan state-sponsored terrorism. The second case study is Operation Infinite Reach, America's cruise missile response to the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The third case study is the Israeli use of airpower versus the second Palestinian intifada of September 2000.
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).

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