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Ideas in Arms: Relationship of Kinetic and Ideological Means in America's Global War on Terror, al-Qaeda, Clausewitzian Effectiveness, Operation Enduring Freedom, Detrimental Effects of Kinetic Means
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 52,070. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, claims that the inability of the United States to achieve its stated political objectives in its global war on terror (GWOT) reflects its flawed kinetic-centric military strategy.
Femme Fatale: Examination of the Role of Women in Combat and the Policy Implications for Future American Military Operations - World War II Female Fighters, Soviet Fliers, Islamic Terrorists, Shahida
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 51,230. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, reviews four case studies that demonstrate the variety of ways women have participated in modern armed conflict and explores whether current US laws and policies excluding women from combat remain valid or need to be amended.
Deconstructing Afghanistan: How Does America's Past Inform Afghanistan's Future? Taliban Political Reconciliation, Historical Comparison with American Civil War, Security and Economic Factors
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 45,350. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, suggests a path for Afghanistan's post-2014 future based on the post-Civil War experience of the US South.
Culture Wars: Air Force Culture and Civil - Military Relations - USAF History on Dealing with National Policy, Case Studies of Operation Desert Storm and Northern/Southern Watch, Decade of Quasi-War
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,290. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, studies American civil-military relations at the level of an individual military service and considers the impact of the Air Force's organizational culture on its civil-military relationship.
At the Fulcrum of Air Force Identity: Balancing the Internal and External Pressures of Image and Culture - Ehrhard Prescription, Manager's Approach, Rank and File, Warrior Ethos, Gen. Norton Schwartz
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,180. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, explores the roots of the Air Force's identity problems by applying a theoretical construct to explain why many previous identity initiatives have been so startlingly unsuccessful.
When You Get a Job to Do, Do It: The Airpower Leadership of Lt. General William H. Tunner - The Underappreciated Contributions to Airlift, World War II and Cold War, Hump and Berlin Airlift Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,870. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, examines the underappreciated work of Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner and his contributions to the airlift element of airpower.
Finding the Shape of Space - Future Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Technologies Preserving U.S. Military Freedom of Action in Space, Full Motion Video, Networks, Scramjet Access, Carbon Nanotubes
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,560. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, is concerned with the direction space technologies will take over the next 20-30 years.
Resurgent Russia in 2030: Challenge for the USAF - Alternate Russian Futures, Political, Economic, and Military Background, Rising Power, Friend or Foe, Implications for the American Military
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,850. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, is concerned with the direction Russia will take over the next 20 years, its growing influence on the world scene, and the particular challenges it will present to the United States by 2030.
Turning the Vertical Flank: Airpower as a Maneuver Force in the Theater Campaign: Historic Analysis from Ancient Greece and Rome to the Napoleonic Era and Gettysburg, Normandy, Yom Kippur War
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,210. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, addresses a question that is fundamental to the debate about the extent that airpower can function as a maneuver force in a theater campaign.
The Politics of Coercion: Toward a Theory of Coercive Airpower for Post-Cold War Conflict - Doctrine, Operation Desert Storm, Four Major Theories of Punishment, Risk, Decapitation, and Denial
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,120. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, confronts an issue of high interest to airmen and policy makers alike: What does coercion theory suggest about the use of airpower in the early twenty-first century?
Shooting Down a Star - Program 437, the U.S. Nuclear ASAT System and Present Day Copycat Killers - Anti-Satellite, Nike-Zeus, North Korea, India, Iran, China, Space Launch, Space Asset Vulnerability
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,210. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, is a case study of an early U.S. antisatellite (ASAT) weapon system. In this study, Colonel Chun shows how the US Air Force developed a rudimentary ASAT system from obsolete Thor intermediate ballistic missiles.
Rolling Thunder 1965: Anatomy of a Failure - Airpower Against North Vietnam, Enduring Enigma of the Vietnam War, American Air Power Doctrine, President Johnson's Target Selection and Military Distrust
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,260. 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 historic initial bombing campaign against North Vietnam in 1965 known as Rolling Thunder.
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.
Once in a Blue Moon: Airmen in Theater Command: Lauris Norstad, Albrecht Kesselring, and Their Relevance to the Twenty-First Century Air Force - Historical Analysis of Rise to Regional CINC
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,010. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the 53-year history of the United States Air Force (USAF), only two airmen have risen to serve as regional commanders in chief (CINC). During the same period, 74 soldiers, sailors, and Marines were selected for geographic CINC billets. In Once in a Blue Moon: Airmen in Theater Command, Lt Col Howard D. Belote examines the reasons for this disparity.
Black Hats and White Hats: The Effect of Organizational Culture and Institutional Identity on the Twenty-third Air Force: Air Rescue, Desert One Disaster, Special Operations, Combat Search and Rescue
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,830. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Although brief, the Twenty-third Air Force's experience provides sufficient data for a thorough analysis of the effect of organizational culture and institutional agendas on the evolution of a nascent organization. The basic hypothesis explored in this paper is that organizational culture and institutional agendas significantly affected the rise and fall of the Twenty-third Air Force.
America's First Air Battles: Lessons Learned or Lessons Lost? Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Early Air Operational Stages, Flexibility Needed to Adapt to Changing National Direction
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,840. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Colonel Purdham filters these airpower factors through three conflicts of the last half-century—Korean War, Vietnam War, and Operation Desert Storm—looking as much as possible at the early air operational stages of the conflict.
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.
Airpower Against an Army: Challenge and Response in Central Command Air Forces (CENTAF) Duel with Republican Guard in the Persian Gulf War, Desert Storm, Unique Look at How the Guard Was Annihilated
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,610. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In January and February 1991, Central Command Air Forces (CENTAF) conducted an air-to-ground onslaught against Iraq's Republican Guard. The requirements of this operation conflicted in a number of respects with the US Air Force's extended preparations for conflict on a European battleground.
Military Chaplains as Peace Builders: Embracing Indigenous Religions in Stability Operations - Proposal for Expanded Role as Religious Liaisons for Local Cultural Relationships, Promotion of Goodwill
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,540. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
These authors suggest that military chaplains can be a part of a better solution. It is not a case of trying to proselyte; it is rather one of engaging local religious leaders to facilitate the stabilization process.
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.