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  • The Military Commander and the Law [ONLINE ONLY]

    Today's Air Force commanders face a wide range of issues, many of which involve complex statutes, laws, regulations, and rules. Our commanders must deal with challenging legal matters ranging from military justice to environmental law to operations law. The Military Commander and the Law is used as a deskbook for instruction at various commander courses at Air University. It also serves as a handy reference guide for commanders in the field, providing general guidance and helping commanders clarify issues and identify potential problem areas. [Judge Advocate General's School/ 2019 / 524 pages / AU Press Code: B-159]
  • Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward

    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, whether they are individual vehicle platforms or networked enterprises. The payoff will be considerable, affording us significant protection for our Airmen, greater effectiveness in employment, and unlimited opportunities for novel and disruptive concepts of operations. The commercial world already recognizes this potential and has pounced on it; for our military, the pace is slower, but the promise is just as transformational. Our potential adversaries are moving out on a broad range of related investments; the time is right that we do as well, taking advantage of the dizzying pace of commercial advances in AS and AI applications, as well as explosive gains in the underlying computational infrastructure afforded by Moore’s law growth in computational power, memory, networking, and data availability. Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward identifies issues and makes recommendations for the Air Force to take full advantage of this transformational technology. [Dr. Greg Zacharias/ 2019 / 418 pages / ISBN: 9781585662876 / Office of the Chief Scientist of the Air Force]
  • 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 (getting out). [Shannon W. Caudill, Colonel, USAF, Retired / 2019 / 452 pages / ISBN: 9781585662418 / AU Press Code: B-154]
  • The Combat Cloud: Enabling Multidomain Command and Control across the Range of Military Operations

    While the inherent advantages of the combat cloud are many, the challenges that surround its successful development and incorporation into modern warfare are equally numerous, including interoperability and security issues and ensuring decentralized execution at the tactical and operational levels. Despite these challenges, the ubiquitous nature of data will not allow arbitrary lines to be drawn between domains in the future, and command and control must no longer be confined by such terms. Going forward, information must be generated, synthesized, shared, and accessible by all, for all, and through all domains; the combat cloud is the instrument to do so. [Maj Jacob Hess, USAF; Maj Aaron Kiser, USAF; Maj El Mostafa Bouhafa, Royal Moroccan Air Force; and Shawn Williams, Defense Intelligence Agency / 2019 / ISSN: 2687-7260 / 42 pages / AU Press Code: WF-0065]
  • Doolittle Series 18: Multi-Domain Operations

    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 LeMay Center Wargaming Institute, Air University. Interviews of players and facilitators were structured to obtain their rationales for and insights gained from their decisions to achieve DS18’s objectives. These interviews were nonattributional and provided each team’s “why” and “what is needed” to modify the chain of command to achieve integrated multi-domain command and control (MDC2) at the operational level. The questions and answers are broken down by team and summarized in the body of this report. [Air Force Lessons Learned / 2019 / 88 pages / ISSN: 2575-6737 / AU Press Code: LP-3] 
  • A Better State of War: Surmounting the Ethical Cliff in Cyber Warfare [ONLINE ONLY]

    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 offers, this work highlights both causes for concern and opportunities for betterment. [Maj Billy E. Pope, Jr. / 2019 / 86 pages / AU Press Code: DP-0029]
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    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 available from Air Force e-Publishing.Can you send me copies of The Military Commander and the Law?The Military Commander and the Law is available from The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps.Can I order Air Force doctrine documents (AFDD)? AU Press does not publish AFDDs. They are available through the LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education.  AuthorsWhat kinds of publications does AU Press publish?We publish texts on airpower, space power, and cyber power for national
  • 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. Such actions and exploits are needed to immediately deepen the defense and resilience of the United States and its allies. [Maj David Stuckenberg, USAF; Amb. R. James Woolsey; and Col Douglas DeMaio, USAF; Editor: Dr. Ernest Allan Rockwell / 2018 / 69 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-286-9 / AU Press Code: P-127]   Read This Paper Now   
  • 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 incorporate interactive activities, and school staff personnel provide robust support. [Leah Flores Goerke / 2018 / 55 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-281-4 / AU Press Code: P-126] Read This Paper Now
  • 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 century, readers will discover why the Wright brothers chose this land for their first pilot-training program and how that single choice contributed to a century of US military airpower advancement. It also documents in photographs the growing communal relationship among the military population on what became Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex with the communities of central Alabama. How did the winds of war and the perils of politics influence the development of aircraft and all the teaching and
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