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  •  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
  •  Low-Intensity Conflict in the Third World

    Low-Intensity Conflict in the Third World

    Lewis B. Ware
    A common thread ties together the five case studies of this book: the persistence with which the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union continues to dominate American foreign and regional policies. These essays analyze the LIC environment in Central Asia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. [Lewis B. Ware 1988 / 189 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-022-1 / AU Press Code: B-24]
  •  Making Strategy

    Making Strategy

    Dennis M. Drew and Donald M. Snow
    The authors analyze the evolution of strategy and the process by which strategy is devised. This book is descriptive rather than prescriptive in nature. In contrast to authors who offer advice and counsel concerning how to make strategy decisions, Colonel Drew and Dr. Snow concentrate on what decisions military and political leaders must make. The authors examine the various military and political factors that influence those decisions. [Dennis M. Drew and Donald M. Snow / 1988 / 229 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-021-3 / AU Press Code: B-23]
  •  Making Twenty-first Century Strategy

    Making Twenty-first Century Strategy

    Dennis M. Drew and Donald M. Snow
    This new work defines national security strategy, its objectives, the problems it confronts, and the influences that constrain and facilitate its development and implementation in a post–Cold War, post–9/11 environment. The authors note that making and implementing national strategy centers on risk management and present a model for assessing strategic risks and the process for allocating limited resources to reduce them. The major threats facing the United States now come from its unique status as “the sole remaining superpower” against which no nation-state or other entity can hope to compete through conventional means. The alternative is what is now called asymmetrical or fourth generation warfare. Drew and Snow discuss all these factors in detail and bring them together by examining the continuing problems of making strategy in a changed and changing world. [Dennis M. Drew and Donald M. Snow / 2006 / 290 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-160-0 / AU Press Code: B-104]
  •  Middle East Security Issues

    Middle East Security Issues

    Barry R. Schneider, ed.
    The ten authors of the essays in this study examine issues that the US must address if its national security policy in the Middle East is to be well informed. In "NBC and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East," Lawrence Scheinman summarizes the nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons capabilities and missile systems of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, and Syria. Scheinman argues that that stability in the region is best served by universal adherence to treaties to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Anthony R. Cordesman, in his essay "Recent Developments in the Persian Gulf," looks at both the conventional and WMD military balance between the states in the region. [Barry R. Schneider, ed. / 1999 / 146 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-077-0 / AU Press Code: B-75]
  •  Milestones in Strategic Arms Control, 1945–2000

    Milestones in Strategic Arms Control, 1945–2000

    James M. Smith and Gwendolyn Hall , eds.
    This compilation of 10 articles by frequently published arms-control experts captures the story of a young Air Force’s initial (and limited) impact on arms-control negotiations and outcomes. It documents a growing awareness by the service that it was better to help craft the US position than merely to be a passive recipient. This book also highlights the lesson the Air Force belatedly learned in the early days of arms control: that it has to plan and budget for treaty implementation as aggressively as it works to protect its equities during treaty negotiations. When a treaty goes into effect, the Air Force needs to be ready to execute its responsibilities to ensure complete and timely treaty compliance. Though the Air Force did not seize a prominent role in the early days of post-war arms control, it made up for it quickly and forcefully as it gained a fuller appreciation of what was at stake. [James M. Smith and Gwendolyn Hall, eds. / 2002 / 324 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-110-4 / AU Press Code: B-87]
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