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  • The Illusion Of Victoryby Bickerton Ian; Ian Bickerton

    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...

  • Denying Flightby Karl P. Mueller

    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...

  • From Hitler's U-Boats to Kruschev's Spyflightsby Chris Clark

    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...

  • Air Power Historyby Sebastian Cox; Peter Gray

    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...

  • Predatorby Richard Whittle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle... more...

  • Groundedby Robert M. Farley

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 26.95

    The United States needs airpower, but does it need an air force? In Grounded , Robert M. Farley persuasively argues that America should end the independence of the United States Air Force (USAF) and divide its assets and missions between the United States Army and the United States Navy. In the wake of World War I, advocates of the Air Force argued... more...

  • United States Air and Space Power in the 21st Centuryby Zalmay Khalilzad; Jeremy Shapiro

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    This text examines air and space power in light of challenges and opportunities that are emerging from increased demands for these assets and in light of technological and social change. more...

  • Aerospace Operations Against Elusive Ground Targetsby Alan Vick; Richard M. Moore; Bruce R. Pirnie; John Stillion

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This volume identifies concepts and technologies that could improve the United States Air Force's capability to detect, classify, recognize and defeat elusive targets, whether dispersed ground forces or mobile ballistic missiles. more...

  • Innovative Development - Global Hawk and DarkStarby Robert S. Leonard; Jeffrey A. Drezner

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Since the 1970s, efforts to develop unmanned aerial vehicles have been severely hampered by escalating costs, slipped schedules, and disappointing operational results. This text provides an evaluation of new acquisition strategies for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles. more...

  • Air Force Procurement Workforce Transformationby John Ausink; Laura H. Baldwin; Christopher Paul

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    To assist the Air Force in the process of significantly changing the way it purchases goods and services, this monograph reviews related commercial-sector activities and skills, suggests models for training programs, and includes a framework of metrics to track progress and refine procurement-workforce-development efforts over time. more...