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ISBN: 1585661082, 9781585661084
Author: Robert P. Givens
Source: aupress.au.af.mil
Keywords: theater, campaign, force, maneuver, vertical, flankairpower, turning
Formats:PDF
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Colonel Givens examines three battles—1973 Yom Kippur War, 1972 Easter offensive, and1944 Normandy campaign—to test the validity of airpower operating as a maneuver force. He avoids wringing the concept through to the Persian Gulf War because of the heated feelings that arose during the analysis of that path-breaking campaign some 12 years ago. What is unique and instructive about this study i......
ISBN: 0833016016, 9780833016010
Authors: Christopher J. Bowie, Kirninder Braich, Lory Arghavan, Marcy Agmon, Mary E. Morris
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: airpower, balance, global, trends
Formats:PDF
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The post-Cold War era has many implications for the way U.S. military forces will be sized, equipped, and balanced. The recent war in the Persian Gulf has given a new prominence to the role of airpower in that balance. The United States has, and is planning to maintain, overwhelming superiority in airpower. It is important to explore whether a U.S. military strategy based on airpower dominance is ......
ISBN: 1585660019, 9781585660018
Author: Edward C. Mann Iii
Source: aupress.au.af.mil
Keywords: airpower, debates, storm, desert, lightning, thunder
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Colonel Mann undertakes a critical analysis of air and space warfare as planned and waged in Operation Desert Storm. He explores debates about airpower and its uses as they played themselves out before, during, and after the successes of the Gulf War. He compares the debates of the 1970s-1990s with those of the 1920s-1940s and wonders if we will ever sort them out. Colonel Mann explores the underp......
ISBN: 1585660930, 9781585660933
Author: John W. Huston
Source: aupress.au.af.mil
Keywords: henry, agegeneral, comes, airpower, american
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Gen Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, US Army Air Forces (AAF) Chief of Staff during World War II, maintained diaries for his several journeys to various meetings and conferences throughout the conflict. Volume 1 introduces Hap Arnold, the setting for five of his journeys, the diaries he kept, and evaluations of those journeys and their consequences. General Arnold’s travels brought him into strategy ......
ISBN: 1585661791, 9781585661794
Author: Col Dennis M. Drew
Source: aupress.au.af.mil
Keywords: airpower, military, education, war, essays, air, force, intellect, recapitalizing
Formats:PDF
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This collection of essays and speeches is the fruit of Prof. Drew’s 30 years at Air University, a career spent at the intellectual forefront of the Air Force. The topics range from the history of airpower doctrine, to the transformation of airpower after the Cold War, to the education of future airpower leaders. Not only does the republication of these essays—and the first publication of the s......
Authors: Russell D. Shaver, Edward R. Harshberger, Natalie W. Crawford
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: needs, options, future, capabilities, airpower, projection, modernizing
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In light of the resounding victory in the Persian Gulf War and the strong pressures to reduce military spending, many observers are questioning the need to modernize U.S. airpower. The authors of this issue paper argue that certain airpower systems must be modernized if the United States is to preserve the military capabilities demonstrated in that war. They evaluate existing aircraft and those un......
ISBN: 1585661090, 9781585661091
Author: Ellwood P. "skip" Hinman
Source: aupress.au.af.mil
Keywords: cold, war, conflict, post, airpower, coerciontoward, theory, coercive, politics
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Lieutenant Colonel Hinman examines what coercion theory suggests about the use of airpower in the early twenty-first century. Specifically, he seeks to determine whether any of the existing theories of coercion can stand alone as a coherent, substantive, and codified approach to airpower employment. Framing his analysis on three key attributes of conflict in the post-Cold War era--limited, nonpr......
Authors: A. H. Peterson, E. E. Conger, George C. Reinhardt
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: philippine, huk, campaign, warfare, unconventional, role, airpower, counterinsurgency, symposium
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A description of the successful counterinsurgency effort of the Philippine Government against the Hukbalahaps. This campaign was unusual in that the total government forces (including the constabulary) of the entire country outnumbered the Huks by only a few thousand men.......
ISBN: 1585661163, 9781585661169
Author: William W. Momyer
Source: aupress.au.af.mil
Keywords: reprint, wars, three, airpower
Formats:PDF
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This publication is a reprint of General Momyer's book originally published in 1978. The book offers the general's observations, many from personal experience, of airpower in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. It is an account of the evolution of practical airpower through strategies and campaigns. The book examines strategy, command and control of airpower prior to and during the Vietnam conflict......
ISBN: 158566023X, 9781585660230
Author: Ronald E. Bergquist
Source: aupress.au.af.mil
Keywords: war, iraq, iran, airpower, role
Formats:PDF
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In this book, Major Bergquist examines the air war between Iran and Iraq. Rather than simply describing what happened in the war, it attempts to discern why Iran and Iraq used their airpower as they did. It shows how the combatants value airpower, what aspects of airpower appear most important to Iranian and Iraqi national leaders, and how their values and needs led them to use airpower in ways qu......
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