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  • Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward

    Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward  Dr. Greg Zacharias, Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force 2015–18  Dr. Greg Zacharias, Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force 2015–18, explores next steps in autonomous systems (AS) development, fielding, and training. Rapid advances in AS development and artificial intelligence (AI) research will change how we think about machines,
  • Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency, Vol. II

    Authors offer their experiences from the field regarding air base security and discuss modern air support for base defense, counterintelligence enablers, commander responsibilities for air base defense, lessons from the Afghanistan theater of operations, projected technological advances in base defense, and unique operational defensive challenges at a conflict’s beginning (getting in) and end
  • The Combat Cloud: Enabling Multidomain Command and Control across the Range of Military Operations

    The Combat Cloud: Enabling Multidomain Command and Control across the Range of Military Operations Maj Jacob Hess, USAF; Maj Aaron Kiser, USAF; Maj El Mostafa Bouhafa, Royal Moroccan Air Force; and Shawn Williams, Defense Intelligence Agency  While the inherent advantages of the combat cloud are many, the challenges that surround its successful development and
  • Doolittle Series 18: Multi-Domain Operations

    Doolittle Series 18: Multi-Domain Operations Air Force Lessons Learned  The Doolittle Series (DS18) was chartered by the chief of staff of the USAF to explore multi-domain war-fighting concepts to improve command and control of air, space, and cyberspace forces in support of dynamic and operationally agile operations. The exercise was held November 2018 at the
  • A Better State of War: Surmounting the Ethical Cliff in Cyber Warfare

    A Better State of War: Surmounting the Ethical Cliff in Cyber Warfare Maj Billy E. Pope, Jr.  This study analyzes the emergent field of cyber warfare through the lens of commonly accepted tenets of ethical warfare. By comparing the foundational understanding of concepts that determine the justice of wars (jus ad bellum) and justice in war (jus en bello) with the capabilities cyber warfare
  • AU Press FAQs

    BookstoreDo I have to be at Maxwell to receive the free publications?Our publications are available to everyone at no cost in electronic formats.Do you have "The Little Brown Book"? It is not our publication. AFI 36-2618, Enlisted Force Structure, is commonly called "The Little Brown Book." AFIs and many other Department of the Air Force publications such as AFH 33-337, The Tongue and Quill, are
  • Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF) 2018 Report

    In August 2018 Air University brought together a diverse group of leading subject matter experts to address current challenges in the electromagnetic spectrum. This report summarizes insights, conclusions, and recommendations developed during the inaugural Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF). The EDTF seeks to inspire action based upon an array of research spanning more than six decades.
  • Student Satisfaction in Traditional, Online, and Hybrid Continuing Education Courses

    This mixed-methods research study examines student satisfaction of traditional, hybrid, and online delivery of two military continuing education courses using research-based practices. Study findings suggest that traditional courses could be transitioned to online and hybrid delivery with particular attention to ensuring that the courses contain job-related content, high-quality instructors
  • Cradle of Airpower

    Cradle of Airpower takes readers through a hundred years of discovery and development, starting when the future runways of Maxwell Air Force Base were still furrowed fields and Orville Wright himself astonished the people of Montgomery, Alabama, as he buzzed overhead in his Flyer performing daredevil deeds, ascending to heights previously unimagined.In this illustrated history of Maxwell’s first
  • Radar Contact

    The emergence of radar and tactical fighter control is the genesis of today’s air battle managers. Army Signal Corps technicians and Air Corps aircraft operators comprised the aircraft warning service, creating a constant source of frustration to both communities. It is from this mixed environment that the first fighter control squadrons emerged. What air battle managers do today has its
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