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  •  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 [ONLINE ONLY]

    Joint Training for Night Air Warfare [ONLINE ONLY]

    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]
  •  Kenneth N. Walker

    Kenneth N. Walker

    Martha Byrd
    This biography of Brig Gen Kenneth N. Walker provides an in-depth look at the career of one of airpower’s pioneer thinkers. Martha Byrd traces Walker’s emergence from one of the early converts to airpower to his role as a key player in the formation of strategic bombardment doctrine. Her look at his performance in the Southwest Pacific theater during World War II gives us a deep insight into Walker’s place in history as an innovator in the employment of airpower. Byrd not only highlights Walker’s accomplishments but also provides a look at his often stormy relationships with fellow officers and in his personal life. [Martha Byrd / 1997 / 242 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-020-5 / AU Press Code: B-22]
  •  Land-Based Airpower in Third World Crises

    Land-Based Airpower in Third World Crises

    Dr. David R. Mets
    Dr. Mets examines the utility and limitations of land-based aircraft in third world crises over two decades. He offers several conclusions regarding the most effective use of airpower in crisis situations. [Dr. David R. Mets / 1986 / 171 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-000-0 / AU Press Code: B-1]
  •  Letters of Second Lieutenant Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr.

    Letters of Second Lieutenant Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr.

    2LT Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr. USAAS
    Charles Wesley Chapman, known to his friends as Carl, was killed in an aeroplane battle northeast of Toul, France, on May 3, 1918, and fell behind the German lines. He is buried near Remoncourt on the Franco-German border, but in French territory. He enlisted for service with the Franco-American Ambulance Corps, and sailed for France on May 19, 1917. He joined the French Army as a member of the Franco-American Flying Corps because he discovered that men for the Flying Corps were badly needed, He went through the French Schools at Avord, Pau, Cazaux, and Plessis-Belleville. In January 1918, he transferred to the American Army and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, going to the front with the 94th Aero Squadron. These letters were published for private circulation in February 1919. [2LT Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr. USAAS / 2016 / 158 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-255-5 / AU Press Code: B-141]
  •  Lights, Camera, Action: Getting Back to the Basics

    Lights, Camera, Action: Getting Back to the Basics

    SMSgt Leslie Bramlett, USAF
    SMSgt Leslie Bramlett offers a call to the USAF enlisted corps to return to the basics of leadership, traditions, and discipline that are taught in basic military training (BMT). He delineates how the Air Force’s senior corps of noncommissioned officers recognizes discipline problems among the enlisted Airmen which have caused degradation in mission support and adherence to standards. SMSgt Bramlett identifies how failure to maintain the attitudes and behaviors learned in BMT have contributed to these problems. He argues that Airmen leave basic training and then enter the “real” Air Force and find a culture which does not reinforce the lessons taught in BMT. In this exposition, the author constructs a case for reinvigorating these lessons to help remedy this situation. [SMSgt Leslie Bramlett, USAF / 2009 / 60 pages / ISBN 978-1-58566-191-6 / B-116]
  •  Listening Effectively

    Listening Effectively

    Dr. John Kline
    AU-04. Using the concepts of what we think, feel, and do about listening, Dr. Kline teaches the reader the need for better listening and how to do so more effectively.[Dr. John Kline / 1996 / 70 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-009-4 /AU-4]
  •  Lorenz on Leadership

    Lorenz on Leadership

    General Stephen R. Lorenz USAF, Retired
    If you want to learn about leadership, ask an experienced leader. Gen Stephen R. Lorenz, who retired as the commander of Air Education and Training Command, was always interested in leadership. He began writing about it while at the Air Force Academy and has now written numerous articles. He believes that today’s leaders need to reflect on the principles that guide them. This practice gave him insights into his own leadership style and fed his knowledge about the foundations of leadership. He shares his knowledge in this compilation. He also believes everyone is a leader in one way or another and should practice the art of leadership by writing about his or her own experiences and mentoring others. [General Stephen R. Lorenz USAF, Retired / 2012 / 205 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-222-7 / AU Press Code: B-130] Also available for: iBook and Nook
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