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  • 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
  • Radar Contact

    The emergence of radar and tactical fighter control is the genesis of today’s air battle managers. Army Signal Corps technicians and Air Corps aircraft operators comprised the aircraft warning service, creating a constant source of frustration to both communities. It is from this mixed environment that the first fighter control squadrons emerged. What air battle managers do today has its foundations in procedures and terminology developed by the struggles of their predecessors in both the Army Signal and Air Corps in developing cutting-edge radar technology and in defining roles and organizations. This context is valuable in fostering an appreciation for the fighter controller heritage. [Randall DeGering / 2018 / 111 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-291-3 / AU Press Code: B-152] Read This Book Now
  • Cognitive Radio Cloud Networks: Assured Access in the Future Electromagnetic Operating Environment

    This paper explores how the collision between technological advances in software-defined radios, machine learning, and cloud computing offers a viable solution to this growing problem. That solution is cognitive radio cloud networks. [Maj Lawrence O. Jones, USMC / 2018 / 41 pages / AU Press Code: WF-63]
  • The Stakes Are High

    A series of high-profile ethical lapses by senior military professionals has generated calls from levels as high as the commander in chief for a renewed emphasis on military ethics. Leaders engaged in professional military education across the joint force have worked to ensure their programs support this call. This paper explores and assesses the ethics education programs at the service senior leader colleges (war colleges) based on three fundamental questions: (1) What are the desired outcomes of ethics education? (2) How should the curriculum be structured to achieve those outcomes? (3) What is the correct faculty composition to develop and employ that curriculum? Analysis reveals that existing ethics education programs at the war colleges compare favorably to the model program structure based on the answers to these questions. However, leaders at these institutions could further
  • Military Personnel as Innovators

    Maxwell Paper No. 74 calls for innovation from US military leaders reverberate throughout the ranks. In an organizational culture that reinforces self-restraint, rewards groupthink, and treats white space as wasted space, these leaders have unrealistic expectations of their military personnel. An examination of the requirements for innovation along with recent neuroscience and organizational psychology research provides valuable insight into how the checklist mentality of the military inhibits creativity and innovation. Recommendations to counter these barriers include recruiting creative personalities, training in divergent thinking, providing time for incubation, and promoting innovative leaders. Adoption of these recommendations will embolden military members to be more creative and will cultivate a culture that champions innovation.  [Col Michelle E. Ewy, USAF / Jan 2018, 33 pages /