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De-Ranged : Global Power and Air Mobility for the New Millennium

By: Robert A. Colella

This is a story of long-range airpower, from Gen Henry H. “Hap” Arnold’s vision of a global mission to the Global Strike Task Force and expeditionary air forces of the year 2001. It examines global power from its origins as Strategic Air Command built a fleet of bombers and tankers to meet the needs of the global nuclear-deterrent policy of the Cold War. This evolution is traced through the studies and commissions of the 1990s established to determine the force structur...

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The Revenge of Europe : NATO and the Transatlantic Relationship in...

By: Christopher D. Cotts

It is understandable that developments in Europe are carefully monitored in the United States. US concern that its relationship to a unified Europe will be different from the relationship with Europe as it exists now is also quite obvious. There must be a new balance. This paper offers a perfect view of how the new US-EU relationship will develop. It will take time before a unified Europe will be a powerful ally, especially from a military point of view, but we will get...

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Outsourcing the Air Force Mission : A Strategy for Success

By: William G. Palmby

Col William Palmby’s award-winning study, Outsourcing the Air Force Mission: A Strategy for Success, explores how the Air Force must adjust to this new reality of a world where the state no longer possesses a monopoly on war. He reviews the history and driving forces that have led to increased outsourcing by the Air Force, finding that while it may be the most dominant such force in history, the range of roles turned over to the private market means that private compan...

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The Limits of Friendship : US Security Cooperation in Central Asia

By: Lt. Col. Michael J. McCarthy, USAF

In the first comprehensive study of US security cooperation in Central Asia, Michael J. McCarthy explores these efforts, seeking to understand not only the details of the individual programs but, more importantly, to understand the objectives of those activities and the policies and strategies that drive them. The Limits of Friendship: US Security Cooperation in Central Asia unravels 15 years of military activities in this pivotal region, tracing the ebb and flow of the...

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The Art of Aerial Warfare

By: David A. Moore, Colonel, USAF

I believe the author has filled a critical gap in aerial warfare literature. Most works focus on the technical or tactical aspects of our profession and medium, but stop short of discussions of the broader nature of war itself. Consideration of war in that larger sense is essential for those who seek to understand and especially apply air and space power in combat.

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Who has the Puck? : Strategic Initative in Modern, Conventional War

By: MAJOR SEAN M. JUDGE

Accounts of seizing the tactical or operational initiative abound. At the strategic level of war, however, initiative receives only transitory mention. Authors and military professionals often assume a common understanding of strategic initiative, including which combatant has it and why. There is neither a clear definition of the concept, nor any significant analysis of the elements that contribute to it. This thesis contributes to the elimination of that gap by answeri...

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The Rise of Air Mobility and Its Generals

By: Lt Col Laura L. Lenderman, USAF

Colonel Lenderman explores the increase in the number and influence of mobility generals in the late twentieth century and looks toward the future, presenting possible reasons why these generals will continue to rise or why their opportunities may be limited. She concludes by discussing the significance of this study as it pertains to the Air Force’s development and the nation’s security.

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Following the Flag : An Air Force Officer Provides an Eyewitness V...

By: Lt. Gen. Lloyd R. “Dick” Leavitt, USAF, Retired

The years from 1947 through the beginning of the twenty first century witnessed the USAF steadily progress until it became the preeminent air force in the world. With less than 400,000 active duty personnel, the USAF has capabilities and tasks today that were not imaginable six decades ago. The World War II legacy from the Army Air Forces, epitomized in the familiar Air Force song lyrics “off we go into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the sky!” is not forgotten....

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Joint Training for Night Air Warfare

By: Brian W. Mclean

The author's contention is that training for night air operations, particularly with our sister services, is in its infancy. Using his personal experience he sets out to recommend better uses of the training facilities of all the services to improve the situation . After examining the history of joint operations and night air operations, presenting a hypothetical joint night scenario to show the tremendous challenges of such operations, and describing the current statu...

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Land-Based Airpower in Third World Crises

By: Dr. David R. Mets

The third world continues to grow in its importance to the United States . Often possessing a wealth of vital natural resources or a geographic position astride crucial lines of communications, third world nations have, in many cases, become the focal point of East-West confrontations . Additionally, the frequent political turmoil and economic crises that plague some of these third world nations often threaten the vital interests of the West . For all of these reasons,...

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America's First Air Battles: Lessons Learned or Lessons Lost?

By: Aldon E. Purdham Jr.

America’s First Air Battles: Lessons Learned or Lessons Lost? provides a successful evaluation of Michael Howard’s construct that current doctrine is probably wrong, but what matters is the capability of the military to get it right when a particular conflict begins. In the course of this evaluation, Lt Col Aldon E. Purdham Jr. examines several important airpower factors to include familiarity with the nature and geography of the conflict; parity with the adversary,...

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Once in a Blue Moon : Airmen in Theater Command—Lauris Norstad, Al...

By: Howard D. Belote

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 and suggests how airmen might improve their prospects for becoming future regional commanders.

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Airpower Against an Army : Challenge and Response in CENTAF's Duel...

By: William F. Andrews
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Bombing the European Axis Powers Historical Digest of the Combined...

By: Richard G. Davis

At its core this work is a database covering Anglo-American strategic bomber operations against Germany, Italy, and Axis associated or occupied Europe. As such it allows swift and easy listing of day-by-day bombing, bombing of strategic target systems by location and tonnage, bombing of specific countries, comparisons of US and British targeting and operations, and much more.

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Airpower Leadership on the Front Line : Lt Gen George H. Brett and...

By: Lt Col Douglas A. Cox, USAF

Through a careful examination of primary and secondary sources, as well as his own acumen as a sharp officer, Cox uses Brett’s life to illuminate those factors that at first sped Brett through the ranks and then those variables that appeared to block his further advancement....As much as studies of commanders who grabbed the brass ring, this examination of George H. Brett adds insight into the makings of effective leadership and successful command.

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Velocity, Speed with Direction : The Professional Career of Gen Je...

By: Aloysius G. Casey; Patrick A. Casey

"The publication of this book puts to rest 35 years of false history. It also decisively concludes the erroneous dishonor suffered by Gen John Daniel Lavelle, the Seventh Air Force commander. General Lavelle, Colonel O’Malley, and personnel of the Seventh Air Force acted pursuant to presidential orders secretly issued on 3 February 1972 in the Oval Office. It is clear that they loyally and bravely served, protected, and defended the Constitution of the United States."

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Kenneth N. Walker : Airpower's Untempered Crusader

By: Martha Byrd

Kenneth Newton Walker had significant influence in the early days of airpower’s rise to prominence. Ms. Byrd has brought us the man behind the influence.

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Divining Victory Airpower in the Israel-Hezbollah WarAirpower in t...

By: William Arkin
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Strategy for Defeat : The Luftwaffe, 1933-1945

By: Williamson Murray
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The US Air Force after Vietnam : Postwar Challenges and Potential ...

By: Dr. Donald J. Mrozek
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