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  • The Illusion Of Victoryby Bickerton Ian; Ian Bickerton

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 26.65

    The Illusion of Victory demonstrates that most of the rewards of victory in modern warfare are either exaggerated or false. When the ostensible benefits of victory are examined a generation after a war, it becomes inescapably evident that the defeated belligerent rarely conforms to the demands and expectations of the victor. Consequently, long-term... more...

  • The Posture Triangleby Stacie L. Pettyjohn; Alan J. Vick

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    U.S. Air Force (USAF) global posture?its overseas forces, facilities, and arrangements with partner nations?faces a variety of fiscal, political, and military challenges. This report seeks to identify why the USAF needs a global posture, where it needs basing and access, the types of security partnerships that minimize peacetime access risk, and the... more...

  • Penaid Nonproliferationby Richard H. Speier; K. Scott McMahon; George Nacouzi

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    An attacker's missile-borne countermeasures to ballistic missile defenses are known as penetration aids, or penaids. To support efforts to prevent the proliferation of penaid-related items, this research recommends controls on potential exports according to the structure of the international Missile Technology Control Regime. more...

  • The Royal Air Force - Volume 2by Ian Philpott

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 10.99

    Volume II of this mammoth reference work covers the years in which the League of Nations failed because of the emerging dictatorships in Germany and Italy and the expansionist policies adopted by Japan. Britain was still reeling from the consequences of World War I and the RAF was sadly far behind the other major world powers in aircraft design, still... more...

  • The Luftwaffeby John Killen

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 8.99

    John Killen's exhaustive work is a study of German air power between 1915 and 1945, from the early days of flying when Immelmann, Boelke, Richtofen and other First World War aces fought and died to give Germany air supremacy, to the nightmare existence of the Luftwaffe as the Third Reich plunged headlong to destruction.Here are the aircraft: the... more...

  • The Red Devilsby G. G. Norton

    Pen and Sword 1984; US$ 12.99

    From Bruneval to North Africa, from Normandy to Suez, by parachute and glider the men of the Airborne Forces have gone by air to battle. But their activities have by no means been confined to purely airborne operations- the Special Air Service performed prodigies of valor behind the German Lines in the Western Desert and Italy; the Glider Pilot Regiment... more...

  • The Sword of Davidby Don McCarthy

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 17.25

    Founded in 1948, the Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic and important conflicts of post-War history. In action during the Suez crisis and on call during the Gulf War, the Force continued to see active deployment right through to the 2006 Lebanon War and beyond into recent conflicts in Gaza. This is a timely release... more...

  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Interventionby Mike Aaronson; Wali Aslam; Tom Dyson; Regina Rauxloh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international military intervention. New technologies including... more...

  • The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIIby Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire Mk.VII was one of the less known Spitfire mark. Designed to make interceptions in high altitude, the Luftwaffe had actually almost diseppeared from the English sky when Mk.VII was introduced into service in the spring of 1943. Underemployed during over a year, the RAF decided to use it in the offensive role in 1944 before being phased... more...

  • The Last Escaperby Peter Tunstall

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2014; US$ 8.74

    The product of a lifetime?s reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall?s unforgettable memoir of his days in the RAF and as one of the most celebrated of all British POWs. Tunstall was an infamous tormentor of his German captors dubbed the ‘cooler king? (on account of his long spells in ‘solitary?), but also a highly skilled pilot, loyal friend... more...