Air & Space Power Journal, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published December 31, 2019
Col Stephen E. "Wilbur" Wright, PhD, USAF, Retired
This article will justify why a dedicated organization for the space domain is needed by reviewing the current space military organizations of the US and its nearest competitors—Russia and China—and how the future space organization will be created. We will consider the organization’s objective, how it should be staffed, and how much it will be budgeted.
2nd Lt Ryan McKnight, USAF
Capt Michael J. Brown, USA
Robert D. Fass, PhD
Jonathan Ritschel, PhD
by Kara Dixon Vuic
Reviewed by Deonna D. Neal, PhD
The Girls Next Door explores gender and sexuality issues in the military through the lens of the roles women played in the Red Cross, YMCA, USO, and other armed forces recreation and services programs. The book traces the history of women in these roles from World War I to the Iraq War.
by Nicholas A. Veronico and Ron Strong
Reviewed by Lt Col Kevin R. Nalette, USAF
Nicholas A. Veronico and Ron Strong’s narrative is a pictorial documentary of America’s foremost aircraft boneyard or outdoor storage facility, located in the Arizona desert near Tucson. The 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) is a subset of the 309th Maintenance Wing assigned to the Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Ogden, Utah.
by Gary L. McIntosh and Samuel D. Rima
Reviewed by Lt Col James H. Popphan, USA
Why do successful leaders allow themselves to fall into avoidable moral and ethical failings? Biola University’s Dr. Gary McIntosh and Bethel Seminary’s Dr. Samuel Rima address this question in Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership.
by John Gargus
Reviewed by Capt Donald Williams, USAF
Combat Talons in Vietnam: Recovering a Covert Special Ops Crew is a historical and monographic narrative combining military education, Vietnam War analysis, international relations, and complex search, rescue, and recovery. This book takes the audience through a complete journey that includes Gargus’ motivation to continuously attempt to obtain resolution with the central idea that is unique to the American military—every member returns home.
by Chris Dunning
Reviewed by SSgt Seth Roese, USAF
It was during World War II when the world learned of the importance air superiority had on the outcomes of battles. Aircraft were used in a variety of ways to achieve objectives on the battlefields and gain the upper hand. Various air missions were used from all nations involved in the war to seize the offense and advance their positions in the war.
by Mark A. Chambers
Reviewed by Lt Col Paul Guevin, USAF, Retired
Review of Joint Base Langley- Eustis is a pictorial history that Arcadia Publishing published in their Images of Modern America series. Mark A. Chambers is a contracted senior technical writer with the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center, which is adjacent to the Langley portion of Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.
by John T. LaSaine Jr.
Reviewed by Col Jamie Sculerati, USAF, Retired
The Battle of Britain marked a turning point in the path of World War II and in airpower history—an attempt to neutralize British military power in Europe, primarily conducted and contested from the air in the summer of 1940. The outcome of the battle rested heavily on the world’s first integrated air defense system, an operational and technical innovation largely created, and later commanded by Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding.
by Lt Col William A. Flanagan, USAF, Retired
Reviewed by Lt Col Dan Simonsen, USAF, Retired
Since man mastered the science and art of heavier-than-air flight, aviators have attempted to push the envelope of flight by flying faster, farther, and higher. Along the way, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (World Air Sports Fédération) acknowledged these accomplishments as world records.
by Stephen Alan Bourque
Reviewed by Capt Mallory E. Marlin, USAF
Beyond the Beach: The Allied War Against France is a historical monograph that focuses on the Allied bombing campaigns carried out against German-occupied France with a particular emphasis on the months leading up to Operation Neptune in June 1944. The inspiration for this work struck author and retired Army officer Stephen Alan Bourque during his travels in France.
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