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The journal encourages thoughtful debate in the form of scholarly feedback to our articles. For publication consideration, reviews/commentaries on our articles must range between 1,000 and 2,000 words, be appropriately footnoted (narrative footnotes are not permitted), and upon acceptance, will be sent to the article author for an opportunity to respond to the critique. Once finalized, the resulting review and reply will be featured in an upcoming journal issue.


  • Tribute
    ASOR Editor

    A farewell to Nedra Looney, the lead AU Press production specialist.

  • Letter from the Editor

    Introduction to Air & Space Operations Review, Winter 2023, Volume 2, Issue 4.

  • Foreword
    Daniel A. Connelly

    Forward to Air & Space Operations Review dedicated issue on the topic of toxic leadership.

On Toxic Leadership

  • Organizational Dynamics of Toxic Leading: Obstacles and Key Concepts
    Daniel A. Connelly

    The relationship between toxic leading and organizational culture is underdeveloped and poorly understood. An analysis of the literature reveals that an organization’s dimensions will affect the appearance, shape, and persistence of its experience with toxic leading.

  • Defining Toxic Leading for the Air Force
    Danielle M. Stringer, Jeff H. Hurlbert, Michael L. Boswell, and Steven Barfoot

    An examination of current literature on toxic leading and organizational culture provides an opportunity to more clearly define toxic leadership for the US Air Force.

  • Organizational Toxicity: Inner Circles of Harmful Leadership
    Fil Arenas

    A look into elements of toxic leadership and a closer investigation of toxic followers provide insights into the persistent staying power of toxic leaders. These studies highlight ways in which organizations can rid themselves of these abusive individuals and their willing entourages.

  • The ADOO Loop: A Decision-Breaking Cycle of Toxic Followership
    Matthew C. Wunderlich

    Employing an iterative pattern to avoid, deviate, obstruct, and observe (ADOO), toxic followers undermine leaders and defeat missions. Mitigating toxic followership can help leaders rebuild team dynamics, restore decision-making functionality, and galvanize the national security enterprise.

  • “We Few, We Band of Brothers”: Organizational Toxicity in History and Film
    Amber B. Batura and Sean P. Klimek

    A study of film and history from the angle of toxic leading reveals that habitual practice of virtuous behavior inhibits progress along a spectrum of harm ending in chronic toxic leadership.

Book Reviews

  • Book Reviews
    various authors

    A collection of book reviews for the ASOR Winter 2023 issue.

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