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  •  Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, 1907-1960, Vol. I

    Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, 1907-1960, Vol. I

    Robert Frank Futrell
    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 liberation. [Robert Frank Futrell / 1989 / 683 pages / ISBN 1-58566-029-9 / AU Press Code: B-31]
  •  Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, 1961-1984, Vol. II

    Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force, 1961-1984, Vol. II

    Robert Frank Futrell
    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]
  •  Implementing Joint Vision 2010

    Implementing Joint Vision 2010

    Christopher G. Warner
    Implementation of the CJCS's Joint Vision 2010 and the Air Force's Global Engagement will lead to a strategic air campaign revolution in military affairs. A strategic air campaign can perform worldwide mobility to deter aggression or win battles and wars with application of combat power. These future air campaigns should achieve strategic objectives that prevent crisis escalation, enhance deterrence, or support other nonmilitary national objectives with timely delivery of logistical resources and people worldwide. The synthesis of today's airpower doctrine; tomorrow's dominant battle-space knowledge, JV2010 operational-concepts development; rapid and effective command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence; high-penetration, low-observable aircraft employing precision weapons, rapidly, disproportionately, and against parallel target sets; and strategic airlift providing critical resources and supporting worldwide mobility will give the joint force commander and the US military significant long-range strategic airpower capabilities to achieve national security objectives. As we complete this synthesis the United States will experience a strategic air campaign revolution in military affairs. [Christopher G. Warner / 1999 / 98 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-065-5 / AU Press Code: B-67]
  •  In Service to the Nation

    In Service to the Nation

    Gen John A. Shaud
    In this study, the Air Force Research Institute provides its perspective on what the United States Air Force should look like in 2018–2023. This study offers a detailed discussion of the attributes of the Air Force today in order to develop a framework for understanding how the USAF will serve the nation in the future. The USAF will remain the world’s preeminent air force, prepared to fly, fight, and win in service to the nation. [Gen John A. Shaud / 2009 / 118 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-189-3 / AU Press Code: B-115]
  •  In the Aftermath of War

    In the Aftermath of War

    Richard H. Shultz Jr.
    Dr. Shultz assesses the December 1989 invasion of Panama and the effectiveness of US foreign policy implemented afterward. He focuses on reconstruction, nation-building, and democratization following Operation Just Cause. He reviews contemporary Panamanian politics and comments on what went wrong with our contingency planning. Dr. Shultz examines the origins and future applications of the military support group and concludes that in future post conflict situations the Department of Defense will need to create an interagency mechanism that can respond in an effective way to both civilian and military concerns. [Richard H. Shultz Jr. / 1993 / 88 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-058-2 / AU Press Code: B-61]
  •  Inside the Cold War

    Inside the Cold War

    Chris Adams
    General Adams reflects on his experiences in the cold war, during which he served in both manned bombers and missile silos. He tells stories of famous and not-so-famous cold warriors, including some from the US Navy. Some stories are humorous; some stories are tragic. Having traveled extensively in Russia and some former Soviet Union states after retirement, General Adams tells us about his former adversaries, the Soviet cold warriors. In the process, he leaves no doubt about his respect for all who served so valiantly in the “strategic triad”--the strategic command, the ICBM force, and the submarine Navy. [Chris Adams / 1999 / 195 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-068-1 / AU Press Code: B-72]
  •  Interagency Fratricide

    Interagency Fratricide

    Vicki J. Rast
    The United States government promulgates national security policy through a complex, recursive negotiation process across multiple interagency players. When coercive intervention requires the use of force, it is imperative to understand the ways in which interagency conflict within the US government influences policies regarding conflict termination and withdrawal. Drawing upon the experiences of 135 interagency participants, Maj Vicki J. Rast, USAF, examines the conflict termination policy development processes for the Persian Gulf War (1990–91) and the Bosnia Conflict (1993–95). [Vicki J. Rast / 2004 / 466 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-126-0 / AU Press Code: B-92]
  •  Into the Unknown Together

    Into the Unknown Together

    Mark Erickson, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
    Colonel Erickson examines the use of space exploration as a tool to secure international prestige and national pride as part of the Cold War struggle with the Soviet Union during the Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations. He looks at the creation of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the evolving NASA-DOD relationship, and the larger context in which this relationship was forged. He focuses on the human-spaceflight projects—Projects Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Dynasoar, and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory—by examining the geopolitical, domestic political, and bureaucratic environments in which decisions concerning these projects were made. By blending in the individuals involved, the obstacles that were overcome, and the achievements of the US space program, Erickson reveals a special transformation that took place during this chapter of Americana. [Mark Erickson, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF / 2005 / 665 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-140-6 / AU Press Code: B-98]
  •  Introduction to the United States Air Force

    Introduction to the United States Air Force

    B. Chance Saltzman and Thomas R. Searle, eds.
    Captain Saltzman and Dr Searle provide information that introduces fascinating stories of the people, equipment, and operations of the Air Force. The book is organized in two parts and five appendices. The first part is organized chronologically and groups significant operations and personalities in critical periods during the development of the US Air Force. The second part covers aerospace craft by type (fighters, bombers, missiles, and so on) and shows the development of each over time. Following part 2 are appendices listing the senior leaders of the early air forces (before the creation of the US Air Force in 1947), the Air Force chiefs of staff, the chief master sergeants of the Air Force, fighter aces, and Medal of Honor winners. [B. Chance Saltzman and Thomas R. Searle, eds. / 2001 / 190 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-092-2 / AU Press Code: B-79]
  •  Joint Training for Night Air Warfare

    Joint Training for Night Air Warfare

    Brian W. McLean
    This book briefly examines the history of joint air operations and some night air operations from World War II through Operation Desert Storm. Colonel McLean focuses on the need for increased training for joint operations at night. He describes a hypothetical contingency in Korea to illustrate some of the challenges of conducting joint night operations. He offers recommendations for a building-block approach to improve training in our joint night air warfare capability. [Brian W. McLean / 1992 / 122 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-044-5 / AU Press Code: B-46]
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