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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rhetoric and Reality in Air Warfare: The Evolution of British and American Ideas about Strategic Bombing, 1914-1945by Tami Davis Biddle

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

    A major revision of our understanding of long-range bombing, this book examines how Anglo-American ideas about "strategic" bombing were formed and implemented. It argues that ideas about bombing civilian targets rested on--and gained validity from--widespread but substantially erroneous assumptions about the nature of modern industrial societies and... more...

  • A Framework for Modernization Within the United States Air Forceby Glenn A. Kent; David A. Ochmanek

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    The report lays out a framework for modernizing that the Air Force can use to develop new operational concepts in the context of joint-service requirements, to organize analyses for assessing capabilities, and to effectively advocate Air Force programs to "deciders? in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Congress. more...

  • A Simple Game-Theoretic Approach to Suppression of Enemy Defenses and Other Time Critical Target Analysesby Thomas Hamilton; Richard Mesic

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    The effectiveness of attacks on time critical targets (suppression of enemy air defenses, interdiction, and anti-theater ballistic missile missions) often depends on decisions made by the adversary. Game theory is a way to study likely changes in enemy behavior resulting from various attack capabilities and goals. more...

  • Air Force Service Procurementby Laura H. Baldwin; John A. Ausink; Nancy Nicosia

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    To assist the Air Force in the process of changing the way it purchases services, this report reviews related commercial sector practices and suggests metrics to track progress and refine services procurement efforts over time. more...