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- Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 44.99
The Israel Air Force (IAF) has accumulated as much battle experience as any air force in the world during the post-Second World War era, and it has recorded many outstanding accomplishments throughout a seemingly endless string of interstate wars, asymmetrical wars, counterinsurgency campaigns, and special operations. … This book examines the IAF?s... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95
In the years following WWI, the U.S. Congress was more interested in disarmament than in funding national defense. For the military services this meant lean budgets and skeleton operating forces. Billy Mitchell?s War recounts the struggle between the Army and Navy air arms for the resources needed to define and establish the role of aviation within... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 34.29
Hauptbeschreibung Luftstreitkräfte nahmen in den militärischen Planungen des Kalten Krieges auf beiden Seiten des Eisernen Vorhanges eine zentrale Stellung ein. Vor allem die mitteleuropäischen Staaten sahen sich aufgrund einer möglichen atomaren Bedrohung aus der Luft gezwungen, ihre Luftverteidigung auf supranationaler Ebene in den Bündnissen zu... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 16.95
First published in 1994, this stirring autobiography of a fighter and test pilot takes readers full throttle through Carl's imposing list of "firsts." Beginning with his World War II career, he gained such commendations as first Marine Corps ace, among the first Marines ever to fly a helicopter, and first Marine to land aboard an aircraft carrier.... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 7.28
a wonderful example of a soldier's memoir' - Trevor Royle When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons discovered an old and dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow. These papers contained a collection of their father's memoirs, which detailed his experiences as an infantry officer during the Second World... more...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
Although military power is only one component of the portfolio of instruments that can be brought to bear in the fight against terrorist groups, military capabilities play unique and crucial roles in the overall strategy. These capabilities will call for a mix of forces somewhat different from those fielded today as well as new concepts and technologies.... more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
Recruiting difficulties and manning shortfalls in certain specialties have prompted the Air Force to consider significant alterations to the compensation system. The authors describe Air Force recruitment and retention, then examine the current pay system and suggest how it could be strengthened. more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
This report compares the peacetime tempo of air monbility operations during the Cold War with that of the post-Cold War period in efforts to pinpoint the challenges the Air Mobility Command faces as well as to suggest corrective measures that AMC should take to address these challenges. more...