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  • The Role of US Nuclear Weapons in the Post-Cold War Era

    Major Paulsen examines the role of nuclear weapons in the defense posture of the US between the end of World War II and the breakup of the USSR 50 years later. He gauges public opinion, reviews congressional testimony to determine the thinking of military leaders, and relies on his own military experience to assess new directions for deterrence in the post-cold war period. Major Paulsen surveys the continuing threat posed by nuclear weapons and recommends changes in US strategy for the post-cold war era. [Richard A. Paulsen / 1994 / 208 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-055-8 / AU Press Code: B-58] Read This Book Now
  • Challenge and Response

    In this collection of essays, the contributors examine the implications of the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact on planning for future military threats. They attempt to identify the nature and source of the most likely future threats to global security. Part I contains a broad review of the major determinants of international change. Part II analyzes specific situations, the changing nature of warfare, and potential responses to emerging challenges. [Karl P. Magyar, editor-in-chief; associate editors, Maris McCrabb, Albert Mitchum, Lewis B. Ware / 1994 / 444 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-053-1 / AU Press Code: B-56] Read This Book Now
  • Airpower and Maneuver Warfare

    The authors identify and discuss the fundamental concepts and principles of maneuver warfare, compare and contrast it to attrition-style warfare, and trace its origins and history. They examine the role of airpower in enhancing maneuver during the early German campaigns of World War II, in Germany's 1941 Russian campaigns, and in the Soviet version of maneuver warfare in World War II. They analyze the importance of airpower in maneuver warfare employed by Israel in the 1967 and 1973 wars and by coalition forces in the Gulf War. Dr. van Creveld forecasts what the role of airpower will be in warfare during the coming years. The book includes a response to the authors by the air doctrine analysts at Air University. [Martin van Creveld, Kenneth S. Brower, and Steven L. Canby / 1994 / 284 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-050-7 / AU Press Code: B-53] Read This Book Now
  • Setting the Context

    Colonel Brungess proposes using joint suppression of enemy air defenses (JSEAD) to address the problem of reduced SEAD resources available to individual services. He contends that the demise of the Soviet Union presents the perfect transitional period for SEAD planners to create new approaches to countering the information-based integrated air defense system nets. He looks at the foundations and evolution of SEAD, identifies pertinent variables, and shows how they have changed. Colonel Brungess concludes that fiscal reality demands that the services forge joint SEAD tactics and doctrine. [James R. Brungess / 1994 / 244 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-051-5 / AU Press Code: B-54] Read This Book Now
  • From the Line in the Sand

    Captain Vriesenga presents a compilation of essays by 34 participants below the rank of major who contributed to the Gulf War. Their stories focus on such topics as deployment, organizational patterns of units, delegation of authority and responsibility, emotions and psychology of combat, the impact of combat losses, airfield construction, medical care, and aircraft preparations. [Michael P. Vriesenga / 1994 / 289 / ISBN 1-58566-012-4 / B-14]  Read This Book Now
  • Commanding an Air Force Squadron

    Colonel Timmons presents the views of many junior colonels and senior lieutenant colonels who have served as squadron commanders as he discusses the roles and responsibilities of this challenging assignment. Colonel Timmons's command and leadership principles, recommendations, and suggestions—though directed to the Air Force audience—apply to other US military services, officers of other nations, and civilian organizations and institutions. [Timothy T. Timmons / 1993 / 148 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-008-6 / AU Press Code: B-9] Read This Book Now
  • The Air War in Southeast Asia

    The author subjects five case studies of interdiction, close air support, and strategic bombardment to rigid analysis. Dr. Gilster shows the relationship between the strike effort and target damage of several air campaigns during the Vietnam War. [Herman L. Gilster / 1993 / 152 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-049-3 / AU Press Code: B-52] Read This Book Now
  • In the Aftermath of War

    Dr. Shultz assesses the December 1989 invasion of Panama and the effectiveness of US foreign policy implemented afterward. He focuses on reconstruction, nation-building, and democratization following Operation Just Cause. He reviews contemporary Panamanian politics and comments on what went wrong with our contingency planning. Dr. Shultz examines the origins and future applications of the military support group and concludes that in future post conflict situations the Department of Defense will need to create an interagency mechanism that can respond in an effective way to both civilian and military concerns. [Richard H. Shultz Jr. / 1993 / 88 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-058-2 / AU Press Code: B-61] Read This Book Now
  • Conflict, Culture, and History

    Five specialists examine the historical relationship of culture and conflict in various regional societies. The authors use Adda B. Bozeman's theories on conflict and culture as the basis for their analyses of the causes, nature, and conduct of war and conflict in the Soviet Union, the Middle East, Sinic Asia (China, Japan, and Vietnam), Latin America, and Africa. Drs. Blank, Lawrence Grinter, Karl P. Magyar, Lewis B. Ware, and Bynum E. Weathers conclude that non-Western cultures and societies do not reject war but look at violence and conflict as a normal and legitimate aspect of sociopolitical behavior. [Stephen J. Blank et al. / 1992 / 370 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-043-4 / AU Press Code: B-45] Read This Book Now
  • Joint Training for Night Air Warfare

    This book briefly examines the history of joint air operations and some night air operations from World War II through Operation Desert Storm. Colonel McLean focuses on the need for increased training for joint operations at night. He describes a hypothetical contingency in Korea to illustrate some of the challenges of conducting joint night operations. He offers recommendations for a building-block approach to improve training in our joint night air warfare capability. [Brian W. McLean / 1992 / 122 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-044-5 / AU Press Code: B-46] Read This Book Now
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