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Air University (U.S.)

Works: 825 works in 1,047 publications in 1 language and 17,804 library holdings
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The evolution of the cruise missile by Kenneth P Werrell( )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While weapons come and go in the military, history provides examples of classes of weapons having both a dramatic and a lasting impact upon the conduct of warfare. These examples involve weapons which were, at their inception, revolutionary since they were not merely new but clearly superior to equipment already in use on the battlefield. Because they dominated warfare they were crucial to battlefield success; and nations possessing and using such weapons effectively were, more often than not, victorious. A class of missile of particular interest, now entering the US inventory, is the cruise missile. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the cruise missile against the criteria suggested above, seeking answers to two basic questions: Is the current cruise missile simply another weapon in the now familiar class of aerial munitions? Or does it represent a potentially revolutionary class of weapons in its own right? These questions, and the answers to them, may well have far-reaching implications, for if the current version of the cruise missile represents not an evolutionary development but a quantum leap forward in weaponry, then US development and employment strategies require significant adjustment
Velocity : speed with direction : the professional career of Gen Jerome F. O'Malley by Aloysius G Casey( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This storyline addresses the only question mark on O'Malley's career -- the Lavelle raids of February 1972. Using appropriate Nixon White House audio recordings and top secret messages (sent by the Joint chiefs of Staff to Vietnam) that were acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, Aloysius and Patrick Casey rescued from character assassination the reputation not only of Jerry O'Malley but also the reputation of Gen John D. Lavelle. They reveal the real culprit in the matter -- the Nixon White House."--AU Press web site
Air power and maneuver warfare by Martin Van Creveld( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors identify and discuss the fundamental concepts and principles of maneuver warfare, compare and contrast it to attrition-style warfare, and trace its origins and history. They examine the role of airpower in enhancing maneuver during the early German campaigns of World War II, in Germany's 1941 Russian campaigns, and in the Soviet version of maneuver warfare in World War II. They analyze the importance of airpower in maneuver warfare employed by Israel in the 1967 and 1973 wars and by coalition forces in the Gulf War. Dr. van Creveld forecasts what the role of airpower will be in warfare during the coming years. The book includes a response to the authors by the air doctrine analysts at Air University
Airpower leadership on the front line : Lt Gen George H. Brett and combat command by Douglas A Cox( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Cox examines the command of Lt Gen George H. Brett in his wartime assignments. General Brett₂s leadership did not take him to four stars, why? Cox looks at the reasons why he was not promoted, especially, as he began his war time service second in command to Gen Henry ₃Hap₄ Arnold. In his examination Cox shows the reader Brett₂s outstanding leadership, his limitations, and delves into the interplay of broader factors that ultimately impacted General Brett₂s career. This book provides insight toward becoming an effective commander and leader
Air University review( )

in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the mind to the feet : assessing the perception-to-intent-to-action dynamic( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An interagency, multidisciplinary collection of 12 essays addressing operational and academic perspectives on the elusive concept of an adversary's "intent"--Its indicators and relation to behavior. It is primarily intended for the operational and policy community in the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the Department of Homeland Security, and other US government agencies"--Foreword (p. v.)
Air University quarterly review( )

in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty by Jeffery D Neischel( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lest we forget : a critical analysis of bioterrorist incidents, national exercises and U.S. prevention, response and recovery strategies by Tasha Pravecek( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new triad by Marc A Peterson( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On April 5, 2009 President Obama introduced his vision of reducing nuclear dangers and overcoming grave and growing threats by seeking the "peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons." To this end, the Administration seeks to put less emphasis on nuclear weapons in our security policy and thus continue to negotiate mutual reductions in strategic nuclear weapons with Russia, with a goal of further reductions in the future. As stated in the third objective of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the U.S. must continue "maintaining strategic deterrence and stability at reduced nuclear force levels." This paper has four main points to make: (1) A new version of the strategic triad is advantageous in a regime of fewer nuclear weapons; (2) New START counting rules have potential disadvantages for the U.S. nuclear missile force; (3) Nuclear deterrence is enhanced if strategic forces are based on the time tested concepts of dispersal and survivability; (4) A realistically, and fiscally obtainable solution is available to maintain U.S. national security objectives while reducing the number of nuclear weapons."--Introduction
Department of Defense biological threat responses to the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza outbreak : a real world exercise by Laura E Peitersen( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning in April 2009 with the outbreak and rapid spread of the H1N1 swine flu, the world witnessed the potential effects of a bioterrorist attack. While the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic was a naturally occurring disease outbreak and not a deliberate attack, the symptoms, infection rates, and response mechanisms associated with the virus could be similar to the impacts of a deliberate attack employing a contagious biological agent. Unlike nuclear or chemical weapons that have clearly identifiable signatures, biological agents may be disseminated covertly, and therefore they may not be identified immediately. The first indication of a biological event could be more numerous-than-expected hospital visits in a particular location, or in a group of people who were in the same location at the same time. Whether natural or deliberate, biological outbreaks will have similar impacts on employee absenteeism, school and work closures, the availability and distribution of medical and nonmedical countermeasures, and mortality rates. While influenza is not a viable biological warfare (BW) agent, the H1N1 outbreak provided the U.S. Government and the Military Services an opportunity to identify and assess valuable lessons learned that can be applied in the event of a deliberate BW attack. It also can provide insight into how to improve DoD responses to future WMD attacks."--DTIC abstract
Public resilience in CBRN events : lessons learned from seven cases by Michelle L Spencer( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biotechnology, genetically engineered pathogens by Joel O Almosara( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The developmental trends in biological sciences indicate there is a plethora of possibilities concerning the study of microorganisms and its applicability in creating the next generation of biological warfare agents. Both historical and recent events show the potentially devastating effect of using biological warfare agents and the terror they cause among the populace. Even more alarming is that the exponential growth in biotechnology could transform the conventional biological warfare agents into a much more lethal bioweapon using genetically engineered pathogens. Nations, groups, and individuals that have the resources, capabilities, and knowledge to develop this biotechnology in the year 2035 will have the global arms race advantage."--Abstract from web site
Deterrence and Saddam Hussein : lessons from the 1990-1991 Gulf War by Barry R Schneider( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic nuclear force requirements and issues by George J Seiler( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En analyse af US Air Forces fremtidige styrkemål
Joint operations in the Gulf War : an Allison analysis by P. Mason Carpeter( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To what extent was the effectiveness of joint operations in the Gulf War influenced by individual service perspectives? This study uses Graham Allison's three models of bureaucratic behavior (Model I, Rational Actor; Model II, Organizational Process; and Model III, Bureaucratic Politics) to answer this question. The value of interservice integration has been recognized for a long time. The Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 (Goldwater Nichols Act) made significant strides in integrating the services at the most senior levels. That is, it effected the component commanders and above. The study concludes that, in general, at the component commander level and above during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, rational decisions were made and rational actions were implemented to prosecute the war (Model I behavior). The Goldwater-Nichols legislation did not make as much headway, however, in integrating the services below the level of component commander. Unlike the most senior levels of command, decisions made and actions taken were not always implemented for the most rational reason. For the most part, decisions and actions were Model I. But at times, decisions and actions were not optimal because the decisionmaker/actor lacked information, had a different service perspective, and/or inadequately understood and empathized with members of the other services (primarily Model II, but with traces of Model III as well). Based on these findings, the study suggests that in order to continue to improve interservice integration, we need to teach concepts of service integration early in an officer's career, expand joint interaction and provide some additional standardization among theaters
The quest for relevant air power : continental European responses to the air power challenges of the post-Cold War era by Christian F Anrig( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the air power experience of a selected range of European countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Gulf War of 1991. The study offers an assessment of key issues influencing the evolution of air power in continental Europe. Amongst the main challenges are deployed operations, the intellectual grasp of air power doctrine, and the imbalance between combat aircraft and force enablers. Regarding the latter, the development of common capabilities that are equally available to both NATO and the European Union is crucial."--Page 4 of cover
The Unauthorized Movement of Nuclear Weapons and Mistaken Shipment of Classified Missile Components : an assessment by Michelle Spencer( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet air power by Kenneth R Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moral domain of war : a view from the cockpit by Walter Anthony Grady( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Grady uses original research obtained from surveys--that focus on the Vietnam War--completed by F-105 pilots in an attempt to analytically determine the moral domain of war factors that enable a pilot to fly in combat. He states that the moral domain consists of the motivation forces originating from within a person's heart and soul, viewing motivation in war from the pilot₂s perspective. This emphasis shift gives insights that indicate a fundamentally different set of motivation factors operating on the pilot than generally assumed from projecting ground-combatant motivation factors on airmen, further arguing that the combat motivation factors affecting pilot behavior in combat adheres to a pattern emanating from the moral domain of war. Major Grady believes this process will allow the United States to maintain vigilance over likely threats to our national interest, allowing us to keep our superior capabilities by continually analyzing the threat. With the long lead times for fielding new weapon systems and the complex task of developing new processes, he concludes that this important effort should help to minimize surprises and enhance cooperation between coalition forces
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