Air & Space Power Journal, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published May 24, 2019
Capt Tyler Tennies, USAF
Many people refer to Airmen’s minds as their most valuable weapon, and this is especially true when referencing our intelligence specialists. However, many of our intelligence Airmen are not operating at their peak mental performance. In 2017, the author assumed a flight of intelligence Airmen in remote combat operations. As their flight commander, he noticed a number of wellness issues that included insomnia, fatigue, depression, poor physical fitness, and discipline.
Forrest L. Marion, PhD
Normally, insider attacks are dealt with mainly as tactical incidents rather than events with an impact at a higher level of warfare. This article examines one case in which an insider attack—the 27 April 2011 killing of nine US air advisors at Kabul International Airport—appeared to hold not only tactical but operational-strategic, significance.
Robert F. Dunn
Reviewer: John L. Mahaffey, PhD
Gear Up, Mishaps Down, The Evolution of Naval Aviation Safety is a first- person historical account of the evolution of flight safety for US Navy aviation during the period 1950 to 2000. My initial interest was due in no small part to a personal connection with the subject.
Phillip S. Meilinger
Reviewer: Maj Matthew C. Wunderlich, USAF
Limiting Risk in America’s Wars: Airpower, Asymmetrics, and a New Strategic Paradigm is Phillip Meilinger’s argument for an airpower- oriented strategy in modern conflicts. In this book, Meilinger effectively presents a history of limited warfare and the requirement for a deliberate strategy to optimize airpower employment and refine America’s approach to military operations.
Edited by John Andreas Olsen
Reviewer: Col Jamie Sculerati, USAF, Retired
Col John Andreas Olsen, Royal Norwegian Air Force, has carved a niche for himself in airpower literature, publishing several volumes on the strategic effects of airpower and airpower advocates throughout the history of modern warfare. His latest is in the same vein and revisits some of the same ground covered in his A History of Air Warfare, albeit in more detail.
Reviewer: 1st Lt Christopher A. Sargent, USAF
Dragon Wings: Chinese Fighter and Bomber Aircraft Development is a history of Chinese military aircraft development, acquisition, and modification from the declaration of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949 to the current day. Andreas Rupprecht authored multiple books and articles on Chinese aviation development and is recognized as an expert on the subject.
Edited by Mike Machat
Reviewer: Maj Jack Nelson, USAF
1001 Aviation Facts is an enjoyable, light read that will please any aviation enthusiast. Collectively written by eight aviation buffs, the book reflects the authors’ subject matter expertise in military and civilian flying, writing, aviation art, and aircraft modeling. The book is organized categorically into sections, aptly opening with “The Beginning.”
Reviewer: Maj Timothy Heck, USMCR
Before Guernica, Coventry, and Dresden, there were the Zeppelins. Before Giulio Douhet wrote The Command of the Air, there were the Zeppelins. Before Stanley Baldwin’s speech ominously promising that the bomber will always get through, there were the Zeppelins.
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