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Mathewson, Eric 1959-

Works: 3 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 289 library holdings
Classifications: DS70.96.G7, 327.4105670904
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Most widely held works by Eric Mathewson
U.S. policy in post-Saddam Iraq : lessons from the British experience( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American troops promising to end a despot's tyranny and usher in an era of freedom and prosperity in Iraq are likely to confront many of the same challenges faced by Britain when its forces entered that country during World War I. Because Britain's Iraq experience - which soon saw the abandonment of London's original, lofty aspirations and eventually ended with the violent overthrow of Iraq's British-backed monarchy - may well be the historical reference Iraqis themselves use, the United States and its allies would be well advised to review the record of Britain's engagement in Iraq and draw the right lessons from it. In this timely monograph, contributing historians and military affairs experts provide much-needed context to the ambitious U.S. effort to reconstruct and transform postwar Iraq."--Jacket
Air Force unmanned aerial system (UAS) flight plan 2009-2047 by Dave Deptula( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Impact of the Air Corps Tactical School on the Development of Strategic Doctrine( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It may be argued that the Air Corps Tactical School was not the birthplace of strategic air power doctrine. Strategic doctrine already existed when the school was founded. Additionally, during the inter-war years, it was the Army Air Corps at large, and not the school, which modified the doctrine to fit the contemporary economic, political, and technological contextual realities. The instructors and students at the school may have contributed to the development of strategic doctrine, but their contribution was no greater than that of any other airmen. During the years between World Wars, the American people did not, as a rule, want to hear about any development of offensive means or methods of war. Neither did they, or their political representatives, want to maintain a large military. President Wilson's "war to end all wars" meant, to many, exactly that, and little money was forthcoming to the military establishment. The War Department, and the Army and the Navy, did not want to share the shrinking pot of money with an upstart service - politics and economics argued against not only an independent Air Force, but also against the development of its requisite tools. The contemporary contextual elements shaped the way in which strategic air power doctrine could be formalized. A large variety of primary and secondary source materials must be studied to understand the realities and limitations that shaped the development of strategic air power doctrine. Early theorists imagined air power as an independent and decisive arm of the military that would destroy the enemy's hostile will and ability through the selective and methodical application of strategic air power. Their ideas did not stop at theory, but in fact, included a framework for strategic air power doctrine. The published works of the early air power theorists, along with numerous primary and secondary sources, support this argument. (60 refs.)
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U.S. policy in post-Saddam Iraq : lessons from the British experience
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