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Air University (U.S.). Press

Works: 539 works in 909 publications in 1 language and 160,803 library holdings
Genres: History  Forecasts  Chronologies  Personal narratives  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Academic theses  Military history 
Roles: Publisher, Printer
Classifications: DS79.724.U6, 956.7044248
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Most widely held works about Air University (U.S.).
Most widely held works by Air University (U.S.).
Global security concerns : anticipating the twenty-first century by K. P Magyar( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,266 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 cold war and beyond : chronology of the United States Air Force, 1947-1997 by Frederick J Shaw( )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heart of the storm : the genesis of the air campaign against Iraq by Richard T Reynolds( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Reynolds presents a firsthand account of the struggle to design and implement the air campaign that proved instrumental in defeating Iraq in the Gulf War. Through documentary research and dialogue derived from interviews with key players such as Generals Dugan, Russ, Loh, and Horner, he traces the evolution of the air campaign plan known as Instant Thunder from its origins in the mind of Col John A. Warden III to the decision by General Schwarzkopf to employ airpower as his weapon of choice against Saddam Hussein. Heart of the Storm provides behind-the-scenes insights into how future decisions to use airpower will likely be made. It is a companion volume to Mann's Thunder and Lightning
On celestial wings by Edgar D Whitcomb( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 2,139 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
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 2,028 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
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 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The single most important element of success in war is leadership. Leaders inspire others to achieve "above and beyond." The expectations of both leader and follower play key roles in the development of leadership, as do the leader's vision, the working environment, and the example established by the leader. The squadron commander is essential to accomplishing the mission of the United States Air Force. He or she must ensure that justice prevails among and between those commanded, and he or she must establish programs that promote health and happiness among the families within the command
Low-intensity conflict in the Third World by Stephen Blank( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,999 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
Listening effectively by John A Kline( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,992 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
Land-based air power in Third World crises by David R Mets( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,977 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( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,965 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( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,950 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
Thunder and lightning : Desert Storm and the airpower debates by Edward C Mann( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,948 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
The Air Force role in low-intensity conflict by David J Dean( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,940 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
Speaking effectively : a guide for Air Force speakers by John A Kline( )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aerospace power : the case for indivisible application by Grover E Myers( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,908 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( )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,819 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 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Chapter: (1) The Origins of Strategic Aerial Reconnaissance; (2) Groping in the Dark: Reconnaissance Before Containment, 1945-1946; (3) From Containment to Berlin: Organizational Steps to Fill Intelligence Gaps, 1947-1948; (4) Strategic Bombing Questioned: Intelligence Shortfalls and War Plans, 1949-1950; and (5) The Test: Strategic Reconnaissance in Korea, 1950-1953
Archie to SAM : a short operational history of ground-based air defense by Kenneth P Werrell( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,782 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
Biplanes and bombsights : British bombing in World War I by George K Williams( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,778 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
Making twenty-first-century strategy : an introduction to modern national security processes and problems by Dennis M Drew( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new work defines national security strategy, its objectives, the problems it confronts, and the influences that constrain and facilitate its development and implementation in a post-Cold War, post-9/11 environment. The authors note that making and implementing national strategy centers on risk management and present a model for assessing strategic risks and the process for allocating limited resources to reduce them. The major threats facing the United States now come from its unique status as "the sole remaining superpower" against which no nation-state or other entity can hope to compete through conventional means. The alternative is what is now called asymmetrical or fourth generation warfare. Drew and Snow discuss all these factors in detail and bring them together by examining the continuing problems of making strategy in a changed and changing world"--AU Press web site
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The Air Force role in low-intensity conflict
Heart of the storm : the genesis of the air campaign against IraqFrom the line in the sand : accounts of USAF company grade officers in support of Desert Shield/Desert StormJoint training for night air warfareThe Air Force role in low-intensity conflictA need to know : the role of Air Force reconnaissance in war planning, 1945-1953Archie to SAM : a short operational history of ground-based air defense
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Air University Press

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