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  •  Architects of American Air Supremacy

    Architects of American Air Supremacy

    Dik A. Daso
    Major Daso tells the story of the founding of the scientific and technological base of today’s US Air Force. He explains how Henry H. “Hap” Arnold and Theodore von Kármán ensured that theoretical science rather than empiricism grew to dominate Air Force research and development infrastructure. This story shows how personalities drive actions, institutions reflect personalities, and the interaction of these f actors influenced, and continue to mold, the evolution of American air supremacy. [Dik A. Daso / 1997 / 487 pages ISBN: 1-58566-042-6 / AU Press Code: B-44]
  •  Artificial Intelligence, China, Russia, and the Global Order

    Artificial Intelligence, China, Russia, and the Global Order

    Nicholas Wright, ed.
    A wide variety of perspectives on the different uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Russia and China and the impact this will have on the Global Order. Essays are from leading defense professionals, academics, think tanks, and policy developers. A comprehensive primer for those concerned with how emerging technologies will influence the west's near-peer competitors. [Nicholas Wright, ed. / 2019 / 312 pages / ISBN: 9781585662951 / AU Press Code: B-0161]
  •  Attitudes Aren’t Free

    Attitudes Aren’t Free

    Parco, James E., and David A. Levy
    This collection of essays—most written for this volume—and speeches are on the themes of religious expression, homosexuality, gender, race, and ethics in the military. The contributors include activists, military members, academics, and other experts. Attitudes Aren’t Free does not promote one view on these contentious issues but allows the writers to advocate for their diverse positions with thoughtful, well-reasoned arguments. This volume offers a framework for critical thought and candid discussions about important social policy issues in the military. [Parco, James E., and David A. Levy / 2010 / 560 pages ISBN: 978-1-58566-204-3 / AU Press Code: B-120]
  •  Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward

    Autonomous Horizons: The Way Forward

    Dr. Greg Zacharias, Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force 2015–18
    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 / AU Press Code: B-155 / Office of the Chief Scientist of the Air Force]
  •  Battlefield of the Future

    Battlefield of the Future

    Barry R. Schneider and Lawrence E. Grinter
    The authors of the essays in this book focus on issues relating to strategy and war fighting as the world moves into the twenty-first century. In these ten essays, the authors examine the debate over the future of airpower, the unique threat of biological warfare, the impact of the information revolution on warfare, and how changes in military technology might require a rethinking of the principles of warfare. These authors address whether new military technologies, new organization for warfare, and new strategies for employing forces on future battlefields will produce a revolution in military affairs. [Barry R. Schneider and Lawrence E. Grinter / 1998 / 286 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-061-2 / AU Press Code: B-64]
  •  Beating International Terrorism

    Beating International Terrorism

    Stephen Sloan
    Dr. Sloan writes this book primarily for senior- and middle-level officials and officers who will be responsible for conducting war against terrorism. He examines several definitional problems, analyzes the factors involved in developing approaches to counter and preempt terrorism, and looks at the policy issues regarding the use of force. [Stephen Sloan / 2000 / 110 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-079-5 / AU Press Code: B-3]
  •  Behind the Light Switch: Toward a Theory of Air Mobility

    Behind the Light Switch: Toward a Theory of Air Mobility

    Derek Salmi
    This study offers a theory of air mobility intended to assist practitioners and policymakers in analyzing air mobility operations' efficacy. It begins by presenting a model of air mobility utility that incorporates the key airpower and logistical principles of velocity, capacity, attainability, and sustainability to illustrate air mobility’s effects within a campaign graphically. Additionally, the five critical factors of freedom of movement, command, control, integrated logistics, technology, and training are examined as essential elements that must be addressed to determine air mobility success. Next, the theory’s model and factors are applied to eight historical case studies, ranging from combat operations of the Second World War to recent humanitarian disaster relief efforts, which typify the broad air mobility missions set. [Derek Salmi / 2020 / 204 pages / ISBN: 9781585662982 / AU Press Code: B-163]
  •  Beyond Horizons

    Beyond Horizons

    David N. Spires; George W. Bradley III, sr. ed.; Rick W. Sturdevant and Richard S. Eckert
    The author embarks on a study of the Air Force’s long involvement in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nation’s security. His analysis ranges from America's space and missile efforts prior to the launch of the Soviet sputniks in 1957, right up to the coming of age of military space employment in the Persian Gulf War of 1991. The author offers an assessment of the Air Force's leadership position in the ongoing debate over service roles and missions and its vision for the nation's space program entering the new century. This book is a slightly revised edition of a book originally published by Air Force Space Command in 1997. [David N. Spires; George W. Bradley III, sr. ed.; Rick W. Sturdevant and Richard S. Eckert / 1998 / 406 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-060-4 / AU Press Code: B-63]
  •  Beyond the Paths of Heaven

    Beyond the Paths of Heaven

    Bruce M. DeBlois
    Major issues have plagued the US military space community for years. Foremost among these issues is the relationship between air and space. This work is a comprehensive examination of space power. Military space-lift vehicle requirements, space architectures, and ground support infrastructure are major issues. Graduate students at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies researched and discussed a variety of these issues and their efforts are brought together here as a collection of master's degree research theses. The significance of this book lies in the synergism of the contributions. Although each of the articles reflects varying, well-documented, independent perspectives with both strengths and weaknesses, in total, the articles give a mature summary of the best available military thought regarding space power. The first three papers examine space organization, doctrine, and architecture. The rest are loosely grouped as predominantly sanctuary/survivability, space control, or high-ground perspectives. [Bruce M. DeBlois / 1999 / 572 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-067-1 / AU Press Code: B-70]
  •  Biplanes and Bombsights

    Biplanes and Bombsights

    George K. Williams
    Colonel Williams presents a comprehensive study of British bombing efforts in the Great War. He contends that the official version of costs and results underplays the costs while overplaying the results. Supported by postwar findings of both US and British evaluation teams, he argues that British bombing efforts were significantly less effective than heretofore believed. Colonel Williams also presents a strong argument that German air defenses caused considerably less damage to British forces than pilot error, malfunctioning aircraft, and bad weather. That we believed otherwise supports the notion that British bombing raids had forced Germany to transfer significant air assets to defend against them. Williams, however, found no evidence that any such transfer occurred. Actual results, Colonel Williams argues, stand in strong contrast to claimed results. [George K. Williams / 1999 / 330 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-073-6 / AU Press Code: B-68]
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