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Air University (U.S.). Press

Works: 408 works in 633 publications in 1 language and 97,720 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Forecasts  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Chronology  Biography  Military history 
Classifications: UG633, 358.4030973
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Most widely held works about Air University (U.S.).
Most widely held works by Air University (U.S.).
Airpower journal( )

in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airpower Journal is the current title of the discontinued newsletter, Air University Review. It is designed to serve as an open forum for the presentation and stimulation of innovative thinking on military doctrine, strategy, tactics, force structure, readiness, and other matters of national defense
From the line in the sand : accounts of USAF company grade officers in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 414 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 395 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
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 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Force and accommodation in world politics by Stanley E Spangler( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentially this is a book dealing with the management of international conflict through the use of bargaining, specifically bargaining with coercion and conciliation-in short, the use of both "sticks" and "carrots" to achieve political objectives. Clearly the subject-the use of force and accommodation to achieve political ends-is a topic that has been analyzed over the years by a host of observers, ranging from Niccolo Machiavelli to John F. Kennedy. Whether called "deterrence," "coercive diplomacy," "armed diplomacy," "gunboat diplomacy," or whatever, we are interested in how limited force is employed, along with accommodative measures, to influence an adversary and convince him to follow a desired course of action without engaging in a continuing contest of violence. Note that the primary goal is to influence or persuade the adversary to adopt a course of action satisfactory to you; defeating him militarily is not the objective. Force has, of course, long been used as a bargaining tool in international relations. For the most part, however, it has been used, as one might expect, as a threat or "stick" with relatively little attention given to the use of the "carrot"--Promises, incentives, inducements, and other accommodative steps. In short, there has been a heavy emphasis on threats and a substantial neglect of promises
Land-based air power in Third World crises by David R Mets( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 370 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 347 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
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 345 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
The Air Force role in low-intensity conflict by David J Dean( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 332 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
ANZUS in revision : changing defense features of Australia and New Zealand in the mid-1980s by Frank P Donnini( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Donnini analyzes the demise of the ANZUS alliance and shifts in Australian and New Zealand defense features. He addresses many questions and issues dealing with changing the political situation and the impact of those changes on defense and security conditions in the South and Southwest Pacific regions
Joint training for night air warfare by Brian W McLean( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 304 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 296 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 )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 285 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
On celestial wings by Edgar D Whitcomb( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 233 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
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 200 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 189 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
Speaking effectively : a guide for Air Force speakers by John A Kline( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 169 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
Thunder and lightning : Desert Storm and the airpower debates by Edward C Mann( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 159 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
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 10 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
Middle East security issues : in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction proliferation( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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A-10s over Kosovo : the victory of airpower over a fielded army as told by those airmen who fought in Operation Allied Force
Alternative Names
Air University (Spojen stty americk). Center for Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education. Press

Air University (Spojen stty americk). 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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Global security concerns : anticipating the twenty-first centuryJoint 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 ForceA need to know : the role of Air Force reconnaissance in war planning, 1945-1953