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Air University (U.S.). Press

Works: 453 works in 750 publications in 1 language and 128,807 library holdings
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Global security concerns : anticipating the twenty-first century by K. P Magyar( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Magyar has assembled a group of experts on military issues to ponder global security concerns for the twenty-first century. The writers of this study use the lessons of the past to identify what issues will propel states to rely on violent means instead of peaceful procedures to achieve their objectives. This work also offers a background on each topic, identifies areas where conflicts likely will occur, and measures the possibility of peaceful resolution of issues."--Publisher's website
On celestial wings by Edgar D Whitcomb( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1940 a group of young men from all parts of the United States converged upon Coral Gables, Florida, to become cadets in a military navigation training program. Raised as children of the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s, what they wanted more than anything else in life was to fly airplanes. They had all volunteered for the US Army Air Corps with hopes for becoming pilots, but the Air Corps had other ideas. They would become navigators on the world's finest bomber, the B- 17 Flying Fortress. The cadets did not think of themselves as warriors. None of them had ever seen a Flying Fortress. They were civilians who wanted to fly and joining the Air Corps was a means to that end. The thought of flying where man had never flown before or of bombing cities all around the world was farthest from their minds as they struggled with the intricacies of celestial navigation. On Celestial Wings tells of the development of the first program to mass produce celestial navigators as America geared up for entry into WWII. It also tells of heartrending tragedies resulting from America's lack of preparedness for war and the fight against overwhelming odds in experiences of members of the US Army Air Corps Navigation School class of 40-A. It tells of their honors and victories and their disappointments and bitter defeats in a war unlike any that will ever occur again
A-10s over Kosovo : the victory of airpower over a fielded army as told by those airmen who fought in Operation Allied Force( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The NATO-led Operation Allied Force was fought in 1999 to stop Serb atrocities against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo. This war, as noted by the distinguished military historian John Keegan, ₃marked a real turning point ... and proved that a war can be won by airpower alone.₄ Colonels Haave and Haun have organized firsthand accounts of some of the people who provided that airpower--the members of the 40th Expeditionary Operations Group. Their descriptions--a new wingman₂s first combat sortie, a support officer's view of a fighter squadron relocation during combat, and a Sandy₂s leadership in finding and rescuing a downed F-117 pilot--provide the reader with a legitimate insight into an air war at the tactical level and the airpower that helped convince the Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic, to capitulate
The cold war and beyond : chronology of the United States Air Force, 1947-1997 by Frederick J Shaw( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the line in the sand : accounts of USAF company grade officers in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm by Michael P Vriesenga( )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Vriesenga presents a compilation of essays by 34 participants below the rank of major who contributed to the Gulf War. Their stories focus on such topics as deployment, organizational patterns of units, delegation of authority and responsibility, emotions and psychology of combat, the impact of combat losses, airfield construction, medical care, and aircraft preparations
Battlefield of the future : 21st century warfare issues( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors of the essays in this book focus on issues relating to strategy and war fighting as the world moves into the twenty-first century. In these ten essays, the authors examine the debate over the future of airpower, the unique threat of biological warfare, the impact of the information revolution on warfare, and how changes in military technology might require a rethinking of the principles of warfare. These authors address whether new military technologies, new organization for warfare, and new strategies for employing forces on future battlefields will produce a revolution in military affairs
Low-intensity conflict in the Third World by Stephen Blank( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A common thread ties together the five case studies of this book: the persistence with which the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union continues to dominate American foreign and regional policies. These essays analyze the LIC environment in Central Asia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa
Sharing success--owning failure : preparing to command in the twenty-first century Air Force by David L Goldfein( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sharing Success--Owning Failure, Colonel Goldfein discusses several themes central to a successful command tour. He expresses ideas and puts forth questions to spark your imagination as you begin preparing for the task ahead of you--squadron commander. He shares stories from other squadron commanders that include both success and failure. Because, as Colonel Goldfein states, ₃it is from studying our failures that we learn, grow, and improve as officers and leaders.₄ In the Foreword, Maj Gen Charles D. Link, USAF, Retired, says ₃this book is a must-read, not only for those selected to command a squadron but for all our young officers.₄
Land-based air power in Third World crises by David R Mets( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Mets examines the utility and limitations of land-based aircraft in third world crises over two decades. He offers several conclusions regarding the most effective use of airpower in crisis situations
Listening effectively by John A Kline( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening Effectively takes a "how to" approach to the listening process. Everyone can be a better listener. This book provides information to help in a logical and practical way. To lay the groundwork for the rest of the book, the first chapter presents the need for better listening. This discussion covers, among other things, the fact that few people have ever received any formal training in effective listening. Some real-life examples of the need for better listening are given. The second chapter focuses on things we think are true about listening, but are not; that is, common fallacies about listening. Those who know these fallacies can probably use a refresher. And those who haven't been exposed to them before should benefit greatly, though some may find it difficult to release erroneous beliefs. The third chapter discusses the listening process, from receiving sound waves to taking action on remembered instructions. Five steps of the process are explained: receiving, attending, understanding, responding, and remembering. Examples are provided to aid each step of the process. The fourth chapter discusses the five types of listening informative, relationship, appreciative, critical, and discriminative. Emphasis is given on how to adjust to each listening situation. The last chapter presents guidelines for effective listening. This discussion covers what we think, how we feel, and what we do about listening. Effective listening has a great deal to do with all of those. I hope this book will help everyone who reads it to become a better listener
Airlift doctrine by Charles E Miller( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Miller shows how the worldwide orientation of American foreign policy, the numerous threats to free-world interests, and the speed and complexity of modern warfare have combined with political and resource constraints to produce today's airlift doctrine and force structure
Joint training for night air warfare by Brian W McLean( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book briefly examines the history of joint air operations and some night air operations from World War II through Operation Desert Storm. Colonel McLean focuses on the need for increased training for joint operations at night. He describes a hypothetical contingency in Korea to illustrate some of the challenges of conducting joint night operations. He offers recommendations for a building-block approach to improve training in our joint night air warfare capability
The Air Force role in low-intensity conflict by David J Dean( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Dean examines the increasing importance of third world countries in global affairs. Their vital natural resources and geostrategic locations make them the object of intense competition between the superpowers and a ripe target for a new category of conflict. Because of the high probability of US involvement in third world conflicts, we must adapt our resources to acquire the flexibility demanded by low-intensity conflict
Thunder and lightning : Desert Storm and the airpower debates by Edward C Mann( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 underpinnings of successful warfare and observes that the warriors of the future must have a strong knowledge of principles and concepts of war to apply information, training, and technological resources with acumen needed to win future victories. Thunder and Lightning is a companion volume to Reynolds's Heart of the Storm
Speaking effectively : a guide for Air Force speakers by John A Kline( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking Effectively presents techniques on how to speak successfully. It takes a "how-to" approach to effective speaking in the Air Force and presents proven techniques as concisely and completely as possible. Experienced speakers will find little here that is new. Yet each speaker, no matter how skilled, needs to keep these basic techniques in mind. The content is organized chronologically according to the steps a speaker would normally follow: preparing, organizing, choosing appropriate support material, deciding how to begin and end, and finally presenting the actual talk. Although these basic steps apply to any kind of speaking, some important variations exist to accommodate different types of Air Force speaking. Therefore, the book consistently makes distinctions among the three types of Air Force speaking: briefing, teaching lecture, and formal speech. The book should not become a straightjacket to thinking. Nearly every principle, technique, and suggestion has exceptions. In fact, the only principle that never changes is that an effective speaker is always willing to adjust to the audience. For this reason, the other principles can be modified if the needs of the audience so dictate. Speaking Effectively is written for the officers, enlisted personnel, and civilians who must speak in the course of performing their day-to-day Air Force business. However, the principles and techniques do not apply only to Air Force speaking. They work in all situations, and they are as old as those in Aristotle's Rhetoric or Cicero's De Oratore
Beyond Horizons : A Half century of Air Force Space Leadership by David N Spires( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership is a study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nations national security. Yet there has been no single-volume overview of the Air Force space story to serve as an introduction and guide for interested readers. This book tells the story of the origins and development of the United States Air Force's space program from its earliest beginnings in the post Second World War period to its emergence as a critical operational presence in the Persian Gulf War."--Publisher's webite
Aerospace power : the case for indivisible application by Grover E Myers( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Myers offers a serious alternative to "aerospace folklore." He proposes an indivisible airpower concept and argues that it would result in a far more flexible aerospace force structure--one that gets the most from our increasingly expensive and limited assets and applies the right force at the right place at the right time
The US Air Force after Vietnam : postwar challenges and potential for responses by Donald J Mrozek( )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book probes various groups of Americans as they come to grips with the consequences of the Vietnam War. Dr. Mrozek examines several areas of concern facing the United States Air Force, and the other services in varying degrees, in the years after Vietnam
A need to know : the role of Air Force reconnaissance in war planning, 1945-1953 by John Thomas Farquhar( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a tool of policy makers to gather intelligence, Air Force reconnaissance efforts shaped early Cold War doctrine and war planning. Dr. Farquhar argues that a lack of information on Soviet strategic capabilities dominated the organization, operational planning, and equipment of the postwar Air Force. To support his assertion, Farquhar traces the development of aerial reconnaissance from the first balloon ascents through World War II as a prelude. He then examines early Cold War peripheral reconnaissance and overflights of the Soviet Union. He explains the evolution of intelligence-gathering technology, bureaucratic growth, and a relative lack of attention paid to electronic warfare before the Korean War. Based primarily on archival sources, the book serves as an excellent reference for air doctrine, intelligence, and electronic warfare in the formative years of the Cold War
Biplanes and bombsights : British bombing in World War I by George K Williams( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Williams presents a comprehensive study of British bombing efforts in the Great War. He contends that the official version of costs and results underplays the costs while overplaying the results. Supported by postwar findings of both US and British evaluation teams, he argues that British bombing efforts were significantly less effective than heretofore believed. Colonel Williams also presents a strong argument that German air defenses caused considerably less damage to British forces than pilot error, malfunctioning aircraft, and bad weather. That we believed otherwise supports the notion that British bombing raids had forced Germany to transfer significant air assets to defend against them. Williams, however, found no evidence that any such transfer occurred. Actual results, Colonel Williams argues, stand in strong contrast to claimed results
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The Air Force role in low-intensity conflict
A-10s over Kosovo : the victory of airpower over a fielded army as told by those airmen who fought in Operation Allied ForceFrom the line in the sand : accounts of USAF company grade officers in support of Desert Shield/Desert StormBattlefield of the future : 21st century warfare issuesJoint training for night air warfareThe Air Force role in low-intensity conflictBeyond Horizons : A Half century of Air Force Space LeadershipA need to know : the role of Air Force reconnaissance in war planning, 1945-1953
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Air University (Spojené státy americké). Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education. Press

Air University (Spojené státy americké). College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education. Press

Air University (U.S.). Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education. Press

Air University (U.S.). College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education. Press

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