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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).
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.
Air Force Intelligence Role in Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) - ISR, Targeting, Predictive Analysis, Gaps, HUMINT, SIGINT, IMINT, Counterproliferation, Chemical, Biological, Nuclear
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 21,520. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Air Force intelligence professionals play key roles in combating weapons of mass (WMD) destruction at combatant commands and components and national intelligence agencies.
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.
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.
The Vital Link: The Tanker's Role in Winning America's Wars: History of Air Refueling from Vietnam to Desert Storm, KC-135, KC-10, Force Structure, The Family that Trains Together, Fights Together
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,600. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper focuses on the unique and vital capabilities of the US Air Force's KC-135 tanker fleet. Specifically, historic and current tanker usage, tanker operational employment, and the capability of today's tanker fleet are analyzed, with emphasis on force structure and force management.
The Art of Aerial Warfare - Instrument of War, Political Dimensions, Military Effects of Strategic Attack, Douhet's Argument, Objectives of Attack, Realities of War, Unintended Asymmetric Consequences
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,610. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a stimulating paper about conducting aerial warfare, defined as the use of the destructive instrument of airpower applied against an enemy in time of war. The author challenges Airmen to acquire mental agility commensurate with the unprecedented flexibility of their instruments.

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