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  •  Global Security Concerns

    Global Security Concerns

    Karl P. Magyar
    Dr. Magyar has assembled a group of experts on military issues to ponder global security concerns for the twenty-first century. The writers of this study use the lessons of the past to identify what issues will propel states to rely on violent means instead of peaceful procedures to achieve their objectives. This work also offers a background on each topic, identifies areas where conflicts likely will occur, and measures the possibility of peaceful resolution of issues. [Karl P. Magyar / 1996 / 336 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-006-X / AU Press Code: B-7]
  •  Guidelines for Command

    Guidelines for Command

    Air Command and Staff College
    AU-02. The intent of this handbook is to advance the practice of command. The advice and experiences written by prior commanders will help you become a better, more effective leader. [Air Command and Staff College /2015 / 272 pages ISBN: 978-1-58566-251-7 / AU-2]
  •  Heart of the Storm

    Heart of the Storm

    Richard T. Reynolds
    Colonel Reynolds presents a firsthand account of the struggle to design and implement the air campaign that proved instrumental in defeating Iraq in the Gulf War. Through documentary research and dialogue derived from interviews with key players such as Generals Dugan, Russ, Loh, and Horner, he traces the evolution of the air campaign plan known as Instant Thunder from its origins in the mind of Col John A. Warden III to the decision by General Schwarzkopf to employ airpower as his weapon of choice against Saddam Hussein. Heart of the Storm provides behind-the-scenes insights into how future decisions to use airpower will likely be made. It is a companion volume to Mann's Thunder and Lightning. [Richard T. Reynolds / 1995 / 169 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-052-0 / AU Press Code: B-55]
  •  Heirpower! [ONLINE ONLY]

    Heirpower! [ONLINE ONLY]

    Bob Vasquez
    “So you're 22 years old, you've just gotten your commission, you've arrived at your first duty station, you’ve met with your commander, and you’re now ‘in charge’ of a group of enlisted men and women, all of whom have been in service longer than you, know a whole lot more about military life than you, and are expecting more than you know. To top it all off, your first ‘subordinate’ happens to be a 30-year veteran of every war you ever read about, and his rank is, yes, E-9. He’s not an E-10 only because that rank doesn’t exist. Now what do you do? Let me tell you. . . .” In Heirpower! Eight Basic Habits of Exceptionally Powerful Lieutenants, CMSgt Bob Vásquez, an Air Force veteran of more than 30 years, now serving as director of a freshman seminar at the US Air Force Academy’s Center for Character Development, shares the views of the enlisted force in a powerful, humorous, anecdotal way that will educate and entertain you. Bob’s eight habits will empower you to become an Exceptionally Powerful Lieutenant! [Bob Vasquez / 2006 / 93 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-154-6 / AU Press Code: B-100]
  •  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]
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