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Airhead Operations : Where Amc Delivers

By: John L. Cirafic

Educational Reference Publication

Introduction: Airhead operations have been an important feature of modern warfare since Gen Francisco Franco, in 1936, air-landed his Moroccan forces in southern Spain during the opening phase of the Spanish Civil War. The concept gained currency during World War II, especially as an element of airborne operations. In that context it denoted an assault zone(s) employed during vertical envelopment maneuvers. In current usage airhead is defined in Joint Pub 1-02, Departmen...

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Circling the Earth

By: Elliott V. Converse

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: My interest in post?World War II overseas military base planning began in a research seminar on the History of American Foreign Relations at the University of Wisconsin in 1971. I resumed my study of the subject at Princeton University in 1975 and completed my dissertation, ?United States Plans for a Postwar Overseas Military Base System, 1942?1948,? in 1984. This book is an adaptation of that dissertation. I found the topic both interesting and significant beca...

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Airpower Leadership on the Front Line

By: George H. Brett

Educational Reference Publication

Introduction: Lt Gen George H. Brett was an early air service pilot who served in World War I and had great success in the Air Corps during the interwar years. One of the few Airmen promoted to general officer rank during that time period, by 1940, when he became the chief of the Air Corps he was second only to Gen Henry H. Arnold in rank. Unlike Arnold, however, and some of Brett?s other contemporaries such as Gen George C. Kenney, Brett?s World War II service did not g...

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Creech Blue Gen Bill Creech and the Reformation of the Tactical Ai...

By: James C. Slife

Educational Reference Publication

Excerpt: Last year, the USAF lost one of the most influential Airmen of the modern era. Gen Wilbur L. ?Bill? Creech was a leader, a visionary, a warrior, and a mentor. Just as Gen Curtis E. LeMay shaped the Air Force of the Cold War through his development of Strategic Air Command in the 1950s, General Creech shaped the Air Force of today through his actions as the commander of Tactical Air Command (TAC) from 1978 until 1984. Under the leadership of General Creech, TAC--...

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Architects of American Air Supremacy

By: Dr. Theodore Von Karman

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: This study highlights elements of technology with which Henry H. Arnold and Theodore von Kermen were directly involved. Very little is included covering specific air operations during World War II, although technology was certainly vital to them. Little is included concerning scientific achievement outside of the framework of the Army Air Forces, although the effect of military technological development on the civilian world, during and particularly after the wa...

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Bombing the European Axis Powers

By: Richard G. Davis

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: This undertaking is a work of unusual form and format that includes a compact disk that has tables, maps, photos, and drawings. At its core this work is a database covering Anglo- American strategic bomber operations against Germany, Italy, and Axis associated or occupied Europe. As such it allows swift and easy listing of day-by-day bombing, bombing of strategic target systems by location and tonnage, bombing of specific countries, comparisons of US and British...

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Professional Military Education for Air Force Officers : Comments ...

By: Richard L. Davis

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: This study is based on an examination of professional military education (PME) for United States Air Force officers that was conducted in 1988 at the Airpower Research Institute (ARI), Air University Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education (AUCADRE), Maxwell AFB, Alabama. The original study researched the history and evolution of the Air Force's PME system, assessed the current status of Air Force PME, and compared the PME systems of the other US ...

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The Air Force Role in Low-Intensity Conflict

By: David J. Dean

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: This book grew from an opportunity to study a third world air force fighting an externally supported insurgency. The players were the Royal Moroccan Air Force and the Polisario, the latter trying to wrest control of the Western Sahara from the Kingdom of Morocco. The United States has also been a player in the Morocco-Polisario war as the source of much of Morocco's war material, especially the weapons used by the Royal Moroccan Air Force. Help from the United S...

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Beyond the Paths of Heaven the Emergence of Space Power Thought

By: Bruce M. Deblois

Educational Reference Publication

Excerpt: Major issues have plagued the US military space community for years. Foremost among these issues is the relationship between air and space. At a recent airpower conference, military leaders from the western powers presented discussions of airpower and space issues with a pervasive underlying assumption: that the next logical step from the exploitation of airpower and space capabilities was the merging of the two environments toward the exploitation of ?aerospace...

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Anzus in Revision : Changing Defense Features of Australia and New...

By: Frank P. Donini

Educational Reference Publication

Excerpt: This study began while I was an Air Force research associate (RA) at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. It was a most rewarding experience for me both professionally and personally. During the 1986-87 academic year, I was a visiting faculty member conducting scholarly research in a very open and unstructured academic environment. I thank the US Air Force for providing me the opportunity to produce an in-depth indep...

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Making Strategy : An Introduction to National Security Processes a...

By: Dennis M. Drew

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: This volume has been seven years in the making. In 1980 the authors began working on a textbook for Air University's Air Command and Staff College that would introduce the concept of strategy and the vagaries of strategy making to midcareer Air Force officers. The outcome of that effort was Introduction to Strategy, a rather rudimentary volume that, surprisingly, has remained in constant use for the past seven years. The current work is an outgrowth of Introduct...

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Making Twenty-First-Century Strategy : An Introduction to Modern N...

By: Dennis M. Drew

Educational Reference Publication

Introduction: This book is about national security strategy: what it is, what its objectives are, what problems it seeks to solve or at least manage, and what kinds of influences constrain and create opportunities for the development and implementation of strategies. The heart of the problem with which national security strategy deals is the series of threats--normally military, but increasingly semi- or nonmilitary in character--that the country must confront and somehow overcome or contain.

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Science and Technology the Making of the Air Force Research Laboratory

By: Robert W. Duffner

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: Vision is often an elusive concept because organizations often package it in terms of an appealing aphorism intended to symbolize efficiency and productivity. But a well-defined vision is useful only if leaders and workers at all levels persistently promote and practice it to bring about fundamental change in how an organization operates. This book is about the creation and implementation of the Air Force?s vision to reinvigorate its science and technology infra...

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The Eagle's Talons : The American Experience at War

By: Dennis M. Drew

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: This volume surveys the American experience in war with emphasis on the complex interactions between political and military affairs. We know of no other single volume that systematically addresses the interwoven political and military factors that comprise the American experience. The specialist will find little that is new here as the authors have relied exclusively on reputable published sources. What is new is the amalgamation of so many diverse factors in an...

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Into the Unknown Together the Dod, Nasa, And Early Spaceflight

By: Air University Press

Educational Reference Publication

Excerpt: Between the 4 October 1957 launching by the Soviet Union of the first artificial earth satellite, Sputnik I, and the successful American landing and return from the moon in July 1969, the United States sponsored five human-spaceflight programs. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) started and completed Projects Mercury and Gemini while its Project Apollo would land on the moon five times before December 1972.1 Meanwhile, different administrat...

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A Need to Know the Role of Air Force Reconnaissance in War Plannin...

By: John Thomas Farquhar

Educational Reference Publication

Introduction: On 1 April 2001, a US Navy EP-3 Aries II surveillance aircraft collided with a People?s Liberation Army Air Force J-8 fighter plane that resulted in the loss of the Chinese pilot and an emergency landing on Hainan Island by the Navy plane. The Chinese government?s 11-day internment of the Navy flight crew shocked and amazed the American public. The ensuing diplomatic crisis and war of words reminded many of similar incidents from the supposedly defunct Cold...

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The Development of Military Night Aviation to 1919

By: William Edward Fischer

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Preface: This study examines the development of military night aviation from its origins through the First World War. Emphasis is on the evolution of night flying in those countries which fought on the Western Front, namely France, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. While night flying occurred in other theaters, the most intense air effort was clearly in the west. There, belligerents pressed aviation technology and tactics to the limits; the skies of northern...

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The Air War in Southeast Asia Case Studies of Selected Campaigns

By: Herman L. Gilster

Educational Reference Publication

Foreword: Over the years many researchers have analyzed the political aspects of the air war in Southeast Asia. Their studies range from the original Pentagon Papers to those published more recently, such as Mark Clodfelter's The Limits of Airpower: The American Bombing of North Vietnam. Very little, however, focuses on the economic and operational aspects of the war. The purpose of this book is to fill that void by presenting a set of case studies that subject selected ...

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Sharing Success Owning Failure Preparing to Command in the Twenty-...

By: David L. Goldfein

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: Congratulations on your selection for the most challenging and rewarding job in the Air Force--squadron command. The intent of this paper is to help you prepare mentally for the task ahead by discussing a few themes central to a successful command tour. It will not answer all of your questions about ?how to command?; nor will it break any radically new ground in the ?art of leadership.? Rather, the ideas expressed here are intended to spark your imagination as y...

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Psychological Operations Principles and Case Studies

By: Frank L. Goldstein

Educational Reference Publication

Foreword: From a military commander's perspective, the role of psychological operations (PSYOP) in the successful planning and execution of modern military operations is absolutely essential. The recent successes of PSYOP in Panama and the Persian Gulf amply demonstrate its importance in achieving our military objectives and national goals. PSYOP is an integral part of the United States Special Operations Command mission. Today, the military faces a dynamic and unpredict...

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