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  • The Future of Airpower in the Aftermath of the Gulf War

    This collection of essays reflects the proceedings of a 1991 conference on "The United States Air Force: Aerospace Challenges and Missions in the 1990s," sponsored by the USAF and Tufts University. The 20 contributors comment on the pivotal role of airpower in the war with Iraq and address issues and choices facing the USAF, such as the factors that are reshaping strategies and missions, the future role and structure of airpower as an element of US power projection, and the aerospace industry's views on what the Air Force of the future will set as its acquisition priorities and strategies. The authors agree that aerospace forces will be an essential and formidable tool in US security policies into the next century. The contributors include academics, high-level military leaders, government officials, journalists, and top executives from aerospace and defense contractors. [Richard H.
  • Organizational Structure for Air National Guard Tactical Aircraft Maintenance

    Colonel Ventresca analyzes and assesses the changes in the organizational structure of the active Air Force and the Air National Guard (ANG) fighter maintenance units from the time the ANG became a separate reserve component in 1946 to the present-day organization, which parallels the active Air Force. He provides insight into the ANG tactical air forces maintenance organization by chronicling the past, viewing the present, and projecting the reader into the future, taking into account those things that will likely affect the way ANG tactical aircraft maintenance is organized and will operate in the future. [Rudolph Ventresca / 1991 / 116 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-041-8 / AU Press Code: B-43] Read This Book Now
  • Force and Accommodation in World Politics

    Dr. Spangler shows that conciliatory approaches or accommodative measures have frequently been avoided by the United States in its foreign relations and, if used, have too often been undervalued in comparison to military force. He develops a model or conceptual approach to foreign policy that he calls "positive diplomacy," which is to him a preferable method of integrating force and diplomacy in this very complicated and increasingly dangerous world. [Stanley E. Spangler / 1991 / 380 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-040-X / AU Press Code: B-42] Read This Book Now
  • Setup [ONLINE ONLY]

      American military professionals, especially the US Air Force, have had a difficult time understanding their role in this nation's defeat in Vietnam. Dr Tilford provides a critical self-analysis and questions the underlying assumptions of the Air Force's strategy in Southeast Asia. He argues that we must understand what went wrong in Vietnam and why and not manipulate the record and paint failure as victory. He explains what led to the "setup," which not only resulted in a failure for airpower but also contributed to the fall of South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia to Communist forces in 1975. [Earl H. Tilford Jr. / 1991 / 328 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-038-8 / AU Press Code: B-40]    Read This Book Now  
  • Professional Military Education for Air Force Officers

    The authors survey the many evaluations made between 1946 and 1987 of the Air University's attempts to provide effective professional military education (PME) for US Air Force officers. Colonels Davis and Donnini discuss the purpose of PME from a USAF perspective and trace the evolution of Air Force PME and the curricula of the AU schools. The authors also offer observations about the education of officers, particularly with regard to commentary that has gradually evolved and may be styled a "doctrine" of PME. [Richard L. Davis and Frank P. Donnini / 1991 / 136 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-039-6 / AU Press Code: B-41] Read This Book Now
  • ANZUS in Revision

    Colonel Donnini analyzes the demise of the ANZUS alliance and shifts in Australian and New Zealand defense features. He addresses many questions and issues dealing with changing the political situation and the impact of those changes on defense and security conditions in the South and Southwest Pacific regions. [Frank P. Donnini / 1991 / 219 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-037-X / AU Press Code: B-39] Read This Book Now
  • Women and Military Service

    Today, the armed forces of virtually all nations have women in them. In the United States, women represent about 10 percent of the active duty military population. Thus the topic of women and military service is an important and timely one.Women have served in and with the United States armed forces since the founding of our nation; yet it has only been since the 1970s that issues concerning women in the military have been seriously and systematically pursued by both scholars and military planners. This volume is an effort to identify and examine key events, questions, and policies pertaining to women in the United States armed forces. To do this, a multidisciplinary analytical strategy that incorporates the methodology and conceptual tools of history, social science, organizational theory, policy analysis, and future studies was adopted. [Margaret C. Devilbiss / 1990 / 343 pages /
  • 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