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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.95
Warfare in the first half of the 20th century was fundamentally and irrovocably altered by the birth and subsequent development of air power. This work assesses the role of air power in changing the face of battle on land and sea. Utilizing late-1990s research, the author demonstrates that the phenomenon of air power was both a cause and a crucial... more...
- 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 AnalysesRAND 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...