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Werrell, Kenneth P.

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Works: 25 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 4,501 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
Classifications: UG1312.C7, 358.1740973
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Most widely held works by Kenneth P Werrell
The evolution of the cruise missile by Kenneth P Werrell ( )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archie to SAM a short operational history of ground-based air defense by Kenneth P Werrell ( )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archie to SAM is an update to Kenneth Werrell's Archie, Flak, AAA, and SAM published in 1988. He continues to study ground-based air defense systems in new events, including the Gulf War. In rescuing ground-based air defense systems from long neglect, Werrell delves into such topics as tactics, leadership, change, and innovation
Blankets of fire : U.S. bombers over Japan during World War II by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beskriver den amerikanske bombeoffensiv mod Japan under 2. verdenskrig
Archie, flak, AAA, and SAM : a short operational history of ground-based air defense by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
US Air Force assumptions about future conflicts have proved to be in error. Since 1945 the Air Force has geared itself for air-to-air combat and a nuclear exchange with a major power. Although this is certainly America's most serious challenge, it has turned out to be the least likely one. For the reality of war has proved to be far different. Since World War II the US Air Force has fought in two wars against minor powers, used conventional weapons, and found its chief opposition to be ground-based air defense weapons. Not only did the nature of war prove different from the one anticipated, but the technology took a turn away from the offense to favor the defense. The big contributor to this shift in the balance between the offense and defense was the emergence of effective surface-to-air missiles. The airmen never appreciated the impact of ground-based air defense systems until it was too late. The US Air Force used ECM, direct action, and tactics to nullify the defensive threat but, in so doing and in relearning old lessons, suffered heavy losses. What should be emphasized to all American military personnel, especially all airmen, is that since World War I and especially since early 1944, US airmen have lost more aircraft in combat to ground-based air defense systems than to hostile aircraft. There is no indication that the future will be any different
Death from the heavens : a history of strategic bombing by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is the first to take a comprehensive look at the history of strategic bombing from its beginnings to the present. Written by a historian who is also an expert on the technology of bombing and its application, the work covers the theory, the hardware, and the operations of strategic bombing... Although his book is dominated by aircraft, it also covers air-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles. This study offers a critical analysis of strategic bombing and concludes by calling into question the value of this type of warfare"--Dust jacket
Sabres over MiG alley : the F-86 and the battle for air superiority in Korea by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the first jet versus jet war, the largest in number of victories and losses, and one of the few military bright spots in the Korean War. It tells how an outnumbered force of F-86 Sabres limited by range and restricted by the rules of engagement, decisively defeated its foe. Based on the latest scholarship, author Kenneth Werrell uses previously untapped sources and interviews with sixty former F-86 pilots to explore new aspects of the subject and shed light on controversies previously neglected. For example, he found much greater violation of the Yalu River than thus
Chasing the silver bullet : U.S. Air Force weapons development from Vietnam to Desert Storm by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beskriver den teknologiske og doktrinære udvikling inden for amerikanske fly og va╠Őbensystemer fra Vietnamkrigen til Operation Desert Storm
The evolution of the cruise missile by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighth Air Force bibliography : an extended essay and listing of published and unpublished materials by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hitting a bullet with a bullet : a history of ballistic missile defense by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of BMD efforts appears to counter the concern of those who fear the "technological imperative", that is, if it can be built, it will be built. The 1972 ABM Treaty limited a line of development. SDI was stopped, or certainly redirected, because of cost and politics. A number of BMD systems have been developed and tested, but a full-scale system has not yet been deployed for a variety of technical, economic, and political reasons
"Who fears?" : the 301st in war and peace, 1942-1979 by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evolution of the cruise missile by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The strategic bombing of Germany in World War II : costs and accomplishments by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chasing the silver bullet : USAF weapons development from Vietnam to Desert Storm by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crook's Regulars : the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the War of Rebellion by Kenneth P Werrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archie to SAM: A Short Operational History of Ground-Based Air Defense ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Kenneth Werrell's history of ground-based air defense performs an important service both to scholarship and, more importantly, to the defense of our nation's freedom. It is perhaps human nature that we tend over time to lose sight of the lessons of the past, especially when they do not conform to certain cherished preconceptions of ours. That such myopia can be dangerous, if not downright disastrous, Dr. Werrell' s study richly illustrates. Without sentimentalism, he chronicles a pattern of lessons learned and too quickly forgotten as the marvel of air power was reminded again and again of its limitations and vulnerability. In Korea and in Vietnam, the American people were stripped of their illusions of national and technical omnipotence. The unhappy outcome of those two conflicts was doubly lamentable because the lessons of World War II were-or should have been-fresh in our minds. In that world war, as Dr. Werrell shows, relatively cheap ground-based air defense did make a difference: at Ploesti, at Antwerp, and at the Rhine bridges. And it will make a difference tomorrow. The greatest value of Dr. Werrell's work is that it provides guideposts and guidance for us as professional soldiers and aviators charged with upholding American security. We have taken history's lessons to heart as we plan and program our ground-based air defenses into the next decade and beyond. In both the forward and the rear areas, we have emphasized the time-honored principles of mass, mix, and mobility. No one weapon, not even today's modern aircraft, can do the job alone. The truism applies with particular force to antiaircraft defense. And at least one other truism emerges from Dr. Werrell's and our own studies: effective air defense requires a joint and combined effort. Our planning has been predicated on the assumption that counterair will play a central role in safeguarding our ground forces from air attack
Hitting a Bullet with a Bullet A History of Ballistic Missile Defense ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What can we glean from this study of ballistic missile defense initiatives? As with so many other new weapons systems, missile offense took an initial lead over missile defense. Over the past 40 years this gap has grown. For, at the same time offensive ballistic missile systems have developed technically (with marked advances in range, power, and reliability) and spread geographically, defensive weapons have demonstrated neither reliability nor effectiveness. It is apparent that despite a need for such a defense and the appearance of various promising technologies, technical success has eluded the proponents of the system. Throughout the debate, critics of BMD have been consistent. They have certainly emphasized technical failings and the impact of enemy countermeasures. But they have also raised other issues that include the negative influence of BMD on international politics, the unproven threat, and high cost. Clearly ballistic missile defense has been a high visibility issue over the decades, a highly political and controversial affair, in both the international and domestic spheres
Global Dynamic Operation ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
To avoid potential military disasters from such competition, the concept of Global Dynamic Operations (GDO) envisions a centrally controlled or coordinated aerospace campaign that employs globally capable low density-high demand (LD-HD) aerospace assets in a global, multitheater environment. Theater JFACCs would continue to control more traditional shorter-range aerospace weapon systems. GDO suggests the development of an organizational solution to the problem of employing LD-HD assets in more than one theater simultaneously. At present, during a multitheater conflict, these assets would be parceled out to theater JFACCs and controlled primarily by "gentlemen's agreements" between theater commanders in chief. This may not be the most efficient and effective way to employ the globally capable weapon systems of the future. GDO, on the other hand, involves centralized command and control of these assets through a global force air component commander (GFACC), who might be a part of Strategic Command, Joint Forces Command, or even the Joint Chiefs of Staff, although other command arrangements are certainly possible. As the world shrinks due to increasingly capable aerospace technologies, aerospace campaigns will inevitably take on a more global complexion. In the future, some form of Global Dynamic Operations may become not only more necessary but inevitable
The Evolution of the Cruise Missile ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Did USAF Technology Fail in Vietnam? Three Case Studies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In early April 1997, the Air Force rolled out the F-22 stealth fighter. This highly sophisticated and very expensive aircraft carries the promise of continued American air dominance into the next century. The decision to use it for that purpose commits the Air Force, and the country, to a specific technology. Is this wise? If history is any guide, the American record with military aviation technology is mixed at best. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, American airmen have not enjoyed overwhelming technological superiority in their conflicts. During World War I, US airmen flew European-designed, and, in most cases, European-built aircraft. In the early stages of World War II, Americans were shocked to learn that the Japanese Zero was better than the best US fighters in service. And toward the end of that conflict, the airmen again found themselves at a considerable disadvantage when they had to battle the more advanced jet-powered Me 262. Five years later in Korea, American airmen yet again engaged a superior flying machine, the Soviet MiG-15. What was the situation in the Vietnam War? There are those who consider the Vietnam War as proof that technology has been overused or misused. Others view technology as the Sirens of Greek legend, luring America into the Southeast Asian war and onto the rocks of defeat. Critics write of blind technological fanaticism, hubris, and overconfidence as the United States at tempted to fight a remote, antiseptic war. Leaving the rhetoric aside, how well did Air Force technology perform during the war?
 
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