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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
he 20th century saw air power transformed from novelists' fantasy into stark reality. From string and canvas to precision weaponry and stealth, air power has progressed to become not only the weapon of first political choice, but often the only conceivable option. This rapid development has given rise to considerable debate and controversy with those... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2011; Not Available
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...
- RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 3.95
In the past two decades, the U.S. Air Force has participated in three contingencies involving no-fly zones (NFZs) over Bosnia, Iraq, and Libya, and NFZ proposals have been proffered for some time as an option for intervention in the Syrian civil war that would avoid placing Western troops on the ground. This paper is intended as a preliminary look... more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 25.00
This book tells the tale of the illustrious Royal Air Force career of Tom Clark, a World War Two gunner and post-war signaller in action during some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century. Lovingly penned by his son, it provides an authentic insight into this dynamic period of world history. From work as an air gunner, involved in the... 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...
- RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95
This volume presents an analytical structure developed by RAND and the Air Combat Command in order to help the US Air Force articulate its aggregate needs for ranges and airspace, assess the adequacy of its existing assets and justify new of existing assets. more...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
This volume provides background information for a larger RAND study entitled 'Interoperability: A Continuing Challenge in Coalition Air Operations', including supporting aggregate data and detailed case-study analyses. more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
Describes a prototype research tool for determining manpower and equipment deployment requirements; The Air Force's transition from a threat-based to a capabilities-based planning posture suggests the need to calculate swiftly the manpower and equipment required to generate those capabilities. This book outlines just such a methodology. 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 2005; US$ 9.95
RAND Project Air Force and the Air Force Senior Leader Management Officeundertook a study to help improve the development of Air Force seniorleaders. This report provides background information to put the methodsdeveloped in the study into context and describes how those methods weredeveloped and used to address the need for an improved leadershipdevelopment... more...