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Self-Protective Measures to Enhance Airlift Operations in Hostile Environments - Electronic Warfare, Radar, Airborne Interceptors, Infrared Tracking, Lasers, Directed-Energy
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,750. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Self-Protective Measures to Enhance Airlift Operations in Hostile Environments is a worthy response to this national crisis for its timeliness, comprehensive approach, and authority. The report is timely not only in addressing an issue of national strategic significance but also in doing so at a time when the Military Airlift Command is beginning its search for solutions.
Air Force Strategy Study 2020-2030: Power Projection, Freedom of Action in Air, Space, and Cyberspace, Global Situational Awareness, Military Support for Civil Authorities
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,540. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The team analyzed four future world scenarios — a peer competitor, resurgent power, failed state, and jihadist insurgency — in relation to the nation's vital interests and the 12 Air Force core functions. The resulting analysis led to a synthesis of the core functions into five critical capabilities designed to meet the Air Force's strategic challenges in 2030.
Praetorian STARShip: The Untold Story of the Combat Talon Special Forces Operations - Infiltration, Exfiltration, Surface to Air Recovery System, Fulton Recovery, Iranian Rescue, Vietnam, Desert Storm
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 318,750. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Jerry Thigpen's study on the history of the Combat Talon is the first effort to tell the story of this wonderfully capable machine. This weapons system has performed virtually every imaginable tactical event in the spectrum of conflict and by any measure is the most versatile C-130 derivative ever produced.
Commanding an Air Force Squadron in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Guide of Tips and Techniques for Today's Squadron Commander - Includes Hap Arnold's Vision
By Progressive Management
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,830. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Smith relies on the vast “insights, experiences, and recommendations” of former and current commanders to identify the attributes of a successful commander at multiple levels. He identifies some issues commanders face regardless of the level of command, including counseling personnel, dorm inspections, commanders’ calls, money management, and the roles of spouses and families.
They Served Here: Thirty-Three Maxwell Men - Maxwell Air Force Base, Claire Chennault, Clark Gable, Glenn Miller, Henry Hugh Shelton, Hoyt Vandenberg, Curtis LeMay
By Progressive Management
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Benton provides a glimpse of the history of Maxwell Air Force Base by highlighting the careers of 33 airmen who served at the base at some point in their military careers.
Setting the Context: Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses and Joint War Fighting in an Uncertain World - including Desert Storm
By Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,760. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Brungess proposes using joint suppression of enemy air defenses (JSEAD) to address the problem of reduced SEAD resources available to individual services.
The Army and Its Air Corps: Army Policy toward Aviation 1919-1941 - Billy Mitchell, Boeing B-17, Douglas B-7, Charles A. Lindbergh, Henry Hap Arnold, Fokker F-2, Frear Committee
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,450. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
From the Armistice in 1918 to the late 1930s, there was continuous controversy over the place of aviation in the military establishment. This book details how airpower visionaries, with varying degrees of tact, often risked charges of insubordination in preaching the gospel of airpower.
Milestones in Strategic Arms Control, 1945-2000: United States Air Force Roles and Outcomes - Nuclear Weapons, SALT, Soviet Union, Reagan Years
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 99,070. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The history of the United States Air Force is fundamentally incomplete without recounting how the junior service has shaped various arms treaties and been shaped by them.
Creech Blue: General Bill Creech and the Reformation of the Tactical Air Forces, 1978-1984 - TAC, Tactical Air Forces, AirLand Battle, Desert Storm
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,550. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Slife chronicles the influence of the late Gen Wilbur L. "Bill" Creech—a leader, visionary, warrior, and mentor—in the areas of equipment and tactics, training, organization, and leader development.
Technology and Military Doctrine: Essays on a Challenging Relationship - Weapons, Technology, Escort Fighters, Spacecraft, Space Doctrine
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 45,460. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This compilation of essays includes copies of speeches and articles that Dr. I. B. Holley Jr., Major General, USAFR, retired, has delivered and written throughout his career as a military officer and scholar of military history and thought.
The Air War in Southeast Asia: Case Studies of Selected Campaigns - Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Linebacker, All-weather Bombing, Strike Patterns, Campaign Impact
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 33,380. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The author subjects five case studies of interdiction, close air support, and strategic bombardment to rigid analysis. Dr. Gilster shows the relationship between the strike effort and target damage of several air campaigns during the Vietnam War.
Combat Operations C3I: Fundamentals and Interactions - Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,530. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The author introduces basic definitions, functions, and processes of command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I). He develops a conceptual model of the combat operations process based on the American approach to war.
Biplanes and Bombsights: British Bombing in World War I - Sopwith Strutter, Zeppelin, Dehavilland, Handley Page, General Hugh Trenchard, Lord Rothermere
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,390. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study develops and substantiates a comprehensive evaluation of British long-range bombing in the First World War. Its findings run directly counter to the generally held opinion. Natural limitations, technical shortfalls, and aircrews lacking proficiency acted in concert with German defenses to produce far less results than those claimed.
In Service to the Nation: Air Force Research Institute Strategic Concept for 2018-2023 - U.S. Air Force Strategy Past, Present, and Future, Base Closures, Natural Disaster Threats to Air Force Bases
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,820. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this study, the Air Force Research Institute provides its perspective on what the United States Air Force should look like in 2018–2023. This study offers a detailed discussion of the attributes of the Air Force today in order to develop a framework for understanding how the USAF will serve the nation in the future.
Mosquitoes to Wolves: The Evolution of the Airborne Forward Air Controller - T-6, F-4, C-47, A-10, T-28, B-26, A-19, O-1, O-2, OV-10, F-100 Aircraft
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Comparable to twentieth century cavalry, early forward air controllers (FAC) probed, observed, and reported enemy activity. Flying rickety, underpowered, and unarmed aircraft, they operated on the leading edge of ground combat.
Circling the Earth: United States Plans for a Postwar Overseas Military Base System, 1942-1948 - Projecting Military Power after World War II
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,830. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In many ways, the evolution of planning for overseas bases from 1942 through 1948 reflected the growing sophistication and political maturation of American foreign and military policy. In spite of the dismal failure of the League of Nations, early planning focused on basing requirements for an envisioned postwar international police force.
Thunder and Lightning: Desert Storm and the Airpower Debates - The War to Liberate Kuwait, Attacks on Iraq and Saddam Hussien, Aerial Bombing
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,360. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Mann undertakes a critical analysis of air and space warfare as planned and waged in Operation Desert Storm. He explores debates about airpower and its uses as they played themselves out before, during, and after the successes of the Gulf War.
On Celestial Wings: Navigators of the First Global Air Force - First Army Air Corps Navigational Class, Clark Field Attack, Corregidor, B-29 Super Fortress, FDR Presidential Airplane, Bataan
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,600. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The first Army Air Corps navigational class at Miami University graduated in November 1940. In this book, Colonel Whitcomb follows these first celestial navigators through their World War II trials.
Setup: What the Air Force Did in Vietnam and Why - Thoughts of Atomic Weapons, Bombing and Diplomacy, Linebacker, Laos and Cambodia, Mayaguez
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,870. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
American military professionals, especially the US Air Force, have had a difficult time understanding their role in this nation's defeat in Vietnam. Dr Tilford provides a critical self-analysis and questions the underlying assumptions of the Air Force's strategy in Southeast Asia.
The U.S. Air Force After Vietnam: Postwar Challenges and Potential for Responses - Vietnam in History, Interpreting Vietnam, Post-Vietnam Events and Public Discourse, Congress
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,200. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this study, Dr. Donald J. Mrozek probes various groups of Americans as they come to grips with the consequences of the Vietnam War. He poses far more questions than he answers, and some of what he says may invite strong dissent.