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Air University (U.S.). Press

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Works: 439 works in 694 publications in 1 language and 121,436 library holdings
Genres: History  Chronologies  Personal narratives  Forecasts  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: UG633, 358.400973
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Most widely held works about Air University (U.S.).
 
Most widely held works by Air University (U.S.).
The cold war and beyond : chronology of the United States Air Force, 1947-1997 by Frederick J Shaw( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the line in the sand : accounts of USAF company grade officers in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 376 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
Low-intensity conflict in the Third World by Stephen Blank( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 353 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
Land-based air power in Third World crises by David R Mets( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 330 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
Airlift doctrine by Charles E Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 310 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
The Air Force role in low-intensity conflict by David J Dean( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 295 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
Joint training for night air warfare by Brian W McLean( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 274 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
Aerospace power : the case for indivisible application by Grover E Myers( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 261 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
Battlefield of the future : 21st century warfare issues( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 253 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
A-10s over Kosovo : the victory of airpower over a fielded army as told by those airmen who fought in Operation Allied Force( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 210 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
Listening effectively by John A Kline( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 197 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
Global security concerns : anticipating the twenty-first century by K. P Magyar( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 195 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
Beyond horizons : a half century of Air Force space leadership by David N Spires( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 189 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
Speaking effectively : a guide for Air Force speakers by John A Kline( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thunder and lightning : Desert Storm and the airpower debates by Edward C Mann( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 158 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
On celestial wings by Edgar D Whitcomb( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Army Air Corps navigational class at Miami University graduated in November 1940. In this book, Colonel Whitcomb follows these first celestial navigators through their World War II trials. Twenty-five personal stories and a series of photographs paint the stories of these men as they fought--combining the ancient art of navigating by the stars with the equipment on their B-17s, became prisoners of war, lived through the Bataan Death March, escaped from Japanese captors, survived primitive conditions in the Philippines, died for their country, or later served the US as navigators on the aircraft of presidents and dignitaries
The US Air Force after Vietnam : postwar challenges and potential for responses by Donald J Mrozek( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 14 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( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As US-Soviet tensions mounted following World War II, US military leaders faced an unprecedented intelligence challenge. The USSR's sealed borders contained a vast, unknown landmass, a closed, xenophobic society with a secretive government, and a highly effective secret police. With limited sources of information, American military leaders turned to Air Force reconnaissance aircraft for strategic intelligence. Forced by postwar demobilization and stringent defense budgets to adopt strategic bombardment as the core of war planning, the Joint Chiefs of Staff relied upon aerial reconnaissance for information on targets and Soviet air defenses. Unfortunately, from 1945-1953, technological limitations and fear of political repercussions prevented the Air Force from conduction photographic reconnaissance over the Soviet heartland. Instead, war planners gleaned information from electronic reconnaissance aircraft, known as "Ferrets." Limited to probes of radar defenses on the Soviet frontier, Ferrets provided valuable technical data, but failed to supply the comprehensive economic, industrial, and military information needed. Thus, between 1945 and 1953, a lack of strategic intelligence caused by the limits of aerial reconnaissance shaped US war plans. Without the target information required for a precision bombardment campaign, war planners resorted to urban area bombing using atomic weapons. Unable to target specific enemy war-making industries, JCS war plans called for bombing Soviet cities in an effort to destroy the enemy's capacity and will to wage war. Therefore, aerial reconnaissance was more than a mere tool for decision makers, the limits of aerial reconnaissance shaped strategic doctrine
Middle East security issues : in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction proliferation( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten authors of the essays in this study examine issues that the US must address if its national security policy in the Middle East is to be well informed. In "NBC and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East," Lawrence Scheinman summarizes the nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons capabilities and missile systems of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, and Syria. Scheinman argues that that stability in the region is best served by universal adherence to treaties to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Anthony R. Cordesman, in his essay "Recent Developments in the Persian Gulf," looks at both the conventional and WMD military balance between the states in the region. He assesses the volume of arms transfers to each state in the region and their impact on balance of power in the region. In "Arab Perspectives on Middle Eastern Security," Ibrahim A. Karawan, concludes that the lack of success in curbing the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East is not surprising. Karawan asserts that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons among Arab and Middle East states is a natural deterrence response. Avner Cohen, in "Regional Security and Arms Control in the Middle East: The Nuclear Dimension," explains the diametrically opposite approaches taken by the two sides in the arms control and regional security negotiations. Cohen asserts that the future of nuclear arms control in the region will depend on progress toward the settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the evolution of politics and society in states outside the region. In "The Egyptian-Israeli confrontation over the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty," W. Andrew Terrill compares and contrasts the Egyptian and Israeli views of how best to achieve a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East
The Art of Aerial Warfare by David A Moore( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining nearly 2,500 hours of flying in the A-10 and the F-117 with the theoretical foundation acquired at the Air War College, Marine Command and Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College, and the USAF Weapons School, Col David A. Moore shares with readers both a practical and a relevant outlook of the application of airpower in war. Readers will notice that while the author makes his own experiences the bedrock of this study, he acknowledges the influence of such theorists as of Guilio Douhet, Carl von Clausewitz, Robert Paper, and John Warden. In this analysis of aerial warfare, Colonel Moore argues that while the "issues discussed in the pages ... apply with equal measures of relevance to any nation or military ... the perspective ... has remained necessarily American." In addition, his approach places airpower in a political framework instead of viewing it in military terms as most airpower theorists have done
 
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Alternative Names
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

AU Press.

AUP.

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The Air Force role in low-intensity conflictJoint training for night air warfareBattlefield of the future : 21st century warfare issuesA-10s over Kosovo : the victory of airpower over a fielded army as told by those airmen who fought in Operation Allied ForceGlobal security concerns : anticipating the twenty-first centuryBeyond horizons : a half century of Air Force space leadershipA need to know : the role of Air Force reconnaissance in war planning, 1945-1953