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  • 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
  • Airlift Doctrine

    Colonel Miller shows how the worldwide orientation of American foreign policy, the numerous threats to free-world interests, and the speed and complexity of modern warfare have combined with political and resource constraints to produce today's airlift doctrine and force structure. [Charles E. Miller / 1998 / 447 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-019-1 / AU Press Code: B-21] Read This Book Now
  • Airpower and the Ground War in Vietnam

    Dr. Mrozek focuses on expectations concerning the impact of airpower on the ground war. He describes some of the actual effects but avoids treatment of some of the most dramatic air actions of the war, such as the bombing of Hanoi. He observes that the application of airpower is influenced by factors far beyond the battlefield. [Donald J. Mrozek / 1988 / 204 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-015-9 / AU Press Code: B-17] Read This Book Now
  • The United States Strategic Bombing Surveys

    This volume contains reprints of the Summary Reports—30 September 1945 (European War) and 1 July 1946 (Pacific War)—of the strategic bombing surveys conducted as World War II was coming to a close. Reprint. [Truman Spangrud / 1984 / 127 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-018-3 / AU Press Code: B-20] Read This Book Now