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Grant, Rebecca

Works: 14 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 970 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Rebecca Grant
Gender and international relations by Rebecca Grant( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences and political perspectives of women have, until recently, been excluded from the study of international relations. This volume brings together selections from the new field of study which takes as its approach analysis based on gender
The first 600 days of combat by Rebecca Grant( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of a talk given at the Air & Space Conference in Washington, DC, 2004
The Kosovo campaign : aerospace power made it work by Rebecca Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war of 9/11 : how the world conflict transformed America's air and space weapon by Rebecca Grant( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combat air forces in crisis by Rebecca Grant( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crisis of the Combat Air Forces stems from several contributing factors. They include budget woes, uncertainty about the future roles for Combat Air Forces, and what to do about aircraft committed to homeland defense under a situation of threatened air sovereignty."--Page 4
A concise history of the U.S. Air Force by Stephen Lee McFarland( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Except in a few instances, since World War II no American soldier or sailor has been attacked by enemy air power. Conversely, no enemy soldier or sailor has acted in combat without being attacked or at least threatened by American air power. Aviators have brought the air weapon to bear against enemies while denying them the same prerogative. This is the legacy of the U.S. Air Force, purchased at great cost in both human and material resources. More often than not, aerial pioneers had to fight technological ignorance, bureaucratic opposition, public apathy, and disagreement over purpose. Every step in the evolution of air power led into new and untrodden territory, driven by humanitarian impulses; by the search for higher, faster, and farther flight; or by the conviction that the air way was the best way. Warriors have always coveted the high ground. If technology permitted them to reach it, men, women, and an Air Force held and exploited it -- from Thomas Selfridge, first among so many who gave that "last full measure of devotion"; to Women's Air Force Service Pilot Ann Baumgartner, who broke social barriers to become the first American woman to pilot a jet; to Benjamin Davis, who broke racial barriers to become the first African American to command a flying group; to Chuck Yeager, a one-time noncommissioned flight officer who was the first to exceed the speed of sound; to John Warden, who began a revolution in air power thought and strategy that was put to spectacular use in the Gulf War. This book provides a short history of military air power in the United States from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War. Chapters are as follows: The Genesis of American Air Power; Trial and Error in World War I; Interwar Doctrine, Organization, and Technology; World War II -- Global Conflict; Air Power in the Nuclear Age; Limited War in Korea; The "New Look" Air Force; Flexible Response and Vietnam; The Cold War Concluded; Air Power Triumphant -- The Gulf War; and The Future7
Rise of cyber war by Rebecca Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airpower in Afghanistan : how a faraway war is remaking the Air Force by Rebecca Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing air dominance by Rebecca Grant( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time since its establishment as a separate service in 1947, the Air Force is in danger of losing its ability to guarantee air dominance. The problem stems not from lapses in technology or tactics. It stems, rather, from the breakdown of a fighter master plan set in motion after the Gulf War of 1991. Moreover, the Air Force must contend with Pentagon efforts to downgrade air dominance in favor of increasing US emphasis on ground-centric irregular warfare."--Page 4
The tanker imperative by Rebecca Grant( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Without tankers, air campaigns of the type we have come to know and appreciate in recent decades would not be possible. The power to deliver fuel in the air, rapidly and reliably, makes possible the swift initiation of an air campaign anywhere on the globe. The members of the Joint force--ground forces calling air strikes in Afghanistan, bomber pilots on alert in the Pacific, Navy carrier pilots patrolling the Gulf--all depend on air refueling for endurance. ... When the US takes risks with this capability, as it has done for the past decade, it is playing with fire."--Page 3
The vanishing arsenal of airpower by Rebecca Grant( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American arsenal of airpower, once a massive and thriving entity, has passed through a permanent transformation. This fact of life will exert an outsized impact on the Air Force, not to mention the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and allies, as more and more aerospace workers exit the industry. This paper assesses the impact of a collapsed industrial base as it affects the US Air Force in particular."--Page 4
Sea-based missile defense : expanding the options : a joint study by the Center for American Progress and the Lexington institute by Rebecca Grant( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Sea-based missile defense options are expanding. The fleet is rapidly evolving from a limited, experimental system to an operational, battle-ready missile defense capability. Since 2002, there have been numerous successful tests of realistic engagement scenarios. Sea-based missile defense works--and it's ready to do more. The United States Navy plans to deploy a fleet of 18 cruisers and destroyers equipped to engage missiles from the sea before the end of the decade. Multiple theater commanders want and need the assets. Several allies are also major players in sea-based defenses. The United States has partnered with Japan in expanding Aegis capabilities, and cooperative activity with several other allies is ongoing. Sea-based missile defense Aegis has the potential to serve the security interests of the United States and its allies around the globe. This promising track record of performance is the result of focused, sustained investment. Sea-based missile defenses are now a full-fledged option for demonstrating commitment, preventing rogue states from holding allies at risk in the battlespace, intercepting launches in critical areas. This investment should continue. Near-term modifications to the Aegis system will expand the range of what can be done with sea-based assets. Improvements to radar tracking components and development of new missiles will lay the groundwork for future flexibility. Looking ahead, future intercepts may require a missile with more speed and punch to better protect the United States and its allies from emerging ballistic missile capabilities in rogue states such as Iran and North Korea."--Executive summary
Technology readiness for a new long-range bomber by Rebecca Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Talk of a new bomber has come in fits and starts since the Pentagon reached the decision to curtail the B-2 program over fifteen years ago. However, new threat assessments and the relative decline of older systems have made a new program urgent. According to General John D.W. Corley, Commander, Air Combat Command, direct attack of mobile or moving targets will grow difficult after 2015 and the new threat environment will be at full flush by 2020. The fleet of 20 B-2 bombers is just too small for persistent attacks in heavily defended airspace, and the B-1s and B-52s are not survivable there. In February 2006, the Department of Defense called for a new long-range bomber to be fielded by 2018. Since then, there have been signs of activity, but questions linger. Is the Air Force ready to settle on requirements for a new bomber? Can industry partners really produce a bomber that fast? ... This report grew out of working group sessions held to discuss bomber concepts and technology readiness. Members of the group included General John Jumper, USAF, Ret., General William Hartzog, USA, Ret., General Gregory S. Martin, USAF, Ret., Admiral John B. Nathman, USN, Ret., Lieutenant General Gordon Fornell, USAF, Ret., Lieutenant General Lansford Trapp, USAF, Ret., Major General Don Sheppard, ANG, Ret., and Major General Rick Lewis, USAF, Ret."--Exec. summ
The rise of Global Hawk by Rebecca Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Global Hawk fills a long-awaited capability for military planners -- High-altitude, survivable, persistent, long range ISR. Born in battle in Afghanistan, long before its intended debut, the Global Hawk quickly incorporated lessons learned that were employed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Acting as part of a new network of sophisticated ISR sensors that included imagery, video, radar, SAR, MTI, electronic signal sensing and communications intercepts, the Global Hawk contributed mighty to the swift coalition victory
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