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  • Military Airpower

    The CADRE Digest of Airpower Opinions and Thoughts [Charles M. Westenhoff / 1990 / 224 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-034-5 / AU Press Code: B-36] Read This Book Now
  • Speaking Effectively

    Speaking Effectively Dr. John Kline   In Speaking Effectively: A Guide for Air Force Speakers, Dr. Kline presents techniques on how to speak successfully. He provides examples and pointers for both the novice and the skilled speaker. This book was previously listed as order number B-33. [Dr. John A. Kline / 1989 / 86 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-031-5 / AU Press Code: AU-5]
  • Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, 1907-1960, Vol. I

    In this first of a two-volume study, Dr. Futrell presents a chronological survey of the development of Air Force doctrine and thinking from the beginnings of powered flight to the onset of the space age. He outlines the struggle of early aviation enthusiasts to gain acceptance of the airplane as a weapon and win combat-arm status for the Army Air Service (later the Army Air Corps and Army Air Force). He surveys the development of airpower doctrine during the 1930s and World War II and outlines the emergence of the autonomous US Air Force in the postwar period. Futrell brings this first volume to a close with discussions of the changes in Air Force thinking and doctrine necessitated by the emergence of the intercontinental missile, the beginnings of space exploration and weapon systems, and the growing threat of limited conflicts resulting from the Communist challenge of wars of
  • Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, 1961-1984, Vol. II

    In this volume, the author traces the new directions that Air Force strategy, policies, and thinking took during the Kennedy administration, the Vietnam War, and the post-Vietnam period. Futrell outlines how the Air Force struggled with President Kennedy's redefinition of national security policy and Robert S. McNamara's managerial style as secretary of defense. He describes how the Air Force argued that airpower should be used during the war in Southeast Asia. He chronicles the evolution of doctrine and organization regarding strategic, tactical, and airlift capabilities and the impact that the aerospace environment and technology had on Air Force thinking and doctrine. [Robert Frank Futrell / 1989 / 803 pages / ISBN 1-58566-030-2 / AU Press Code: B-32] Read This Book Now
  • Self-Protective Measures to Enhance Airlift Operations in Hostile Environments

    Colonel Skorupa examines strategy, doctrine, forces, threat, and technological issues relating to airlift operations. He blends military art with industrial science. Colonel Skorupa explains threats to airlift and how electronic warfare and other technological applications would counter such threats. [John A. Skorupa / 1989 / 201 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-028-0 / AU Press Code: B-30] Read This Book Now
  • The Role of Airpower in the Iran-Iraq War

    In this book, Major Bergquist examines the air war between Iran and Iraq. Rather than simply describing what happened in the war, it attempts to discern why Iran and Iraq used their airpower as they did. It shows how the combatants value airpower, what aspects of airpower appear most important to Iranian and Iraqi national leaders, and how their values and needs led them to use airpower in ways quite apart from Western professional expectations. The results highlight considerations that affect the use of airpower by third world nations. [Ronald E. Bergquist / 1988 / 108 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-023-X / AU Press Code: B-25] Read This Book Now
  • The US Air Force After Vietnam

    This book probes various groups of Americans as they come to grips with the consequences of the Vietnam War. Dr. Mrozek examines several areas of concern facing the United States Air Force, and the other services in varying degrees, in the years after Vietnam. [Dr. Donald J. Mrozek / 1988 / 133 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-024-8 / AU Press Code: B-26] Read This Book Now
  • The Eagle's Talons

    This volume surveys the American experience in war with emphasis on the complex interactions between political and military affairs. Colonel Drew and Dr. Snow provide a key to understanding how and why the United States might employ its military power in the future. [Dennis M. Drew and Donald M. Snow / 1988 / 445 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-025-6 / AU Press Code: B-27] Read This Book Now
  • Making Strategy

    The authors analyze the evolution of strategy and the process by which strategy is devised. This book is descriptive rather than prescriptive in nature. In contrast to authors who offer advice and counsel concerning how to make strategy decisions, Colonel Drew and Dr. Snow concentrate on what decisions military and political leaders must make. The authors examine the various military and political factors that influence those decisions. [Dennis M. Drew and Donald M. Snow / 1988 / 229 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-021-3 / AU Press Code: B-23] Read This Book Now
  • Low-Intensity Conflict in the Third World

    A common thread ties together the five case studies of this book: the persistence with which the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union continues to dominate American foreign and regional policies. These essays analyze the LIC environment in Central Asia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. [Lewis B. Ware 1988 / 189 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-022-1 / AU Press Code: B-24] Read This Book Now
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