Global Air Power

Autore: John Andreas Olsen
Editore: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597977446
Grandezza: 67,36 MB
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What influences have shaped air power since human flight became a reality more than a hundred years ago? Global Air Power provides insight into the evolution of air power theory and practice by examining the experience of six of the world’s largest air forces--those of the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, Russia, India, and China--and of representative smaller air forces in Pacific Asia, Latin America, and continental Europe. The chapters, written by highly regarded scholars and military leaders, explore how various nations have integrated air power into their armed forces and how they have applied air power in both regular and irregular warfare and in peacetime operations. They cover the organizational, professional, and doctrinal issues that air forces confronted in the past, the lessons learned from victory and defeat, and emerging challenges and opportunities. Further, Global Air Power supplements the traditional military perspective with examinations of the ideological, economic, and cultural factors that give air forces their distinctive characters. Chapters show how the interplay among these internal factors, together with external challenges, determines the structure, role, and effectiveness of air forces. Together, these chapters illuminate universal trends as well as similarities and differences among the world’s air forces. Its combination of military history and sociopolitical analysis makes Global Air Power especially valuable to a broad range of historians, air power specialists, and general readers interested in national defense and international relations.

Air Power

Autore: Jeremy Black
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442250976
Grandezza: 70,11 MB
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This essential book offers a compelling and original interpretation of the rise of military aviation. Jeremy Black, one of the world’s finest scholars of military history, provides a lucid analysis of the use of airpower over land and sea both during the two world wars and the more limited wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Considering both the theory and praxis of air power, the author begins with hot air balloons, and then highlights the use of zeppelins, piston engine fighters, jet bombers, and finally the so-called Military Revolution of today. While discussing the growth of American and European military aviation, Black, a pioneer in emphasizing the importance of non-Western military history for understanding global developments, also traces the emergence of air power in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Black breaks new ground by exploring not only to conventional war—both inside and outside Europe—but also to the use of air power in unconventional wars, especially critical given to the spread of insurgencies around the globe. He vividly describes traditional debates over the pros and cons of strategic bombing and aircraft carriers versus battleships and gives equal attention to managerial, doctrinal, and technological innovations. The author shows how better management resulted in increasing lethality of close air support of the RAF during the latter part of World War II and at the same times highlights the limits of air power with case studies of the two Gulf Wars. The author goes beyond our traditional understanding of air power associated with bombing and fighter engagements, adding the important elements associated with naval power, including ground/logistics support, anti-aircraft measures, and political constraints. As he explains, air power has become Western politicians’ weapon of choice, spreading maximum destruction with the minimum of commitment. His current and comprehensive study considers how we got to this point, and what the future has in store. Anyone seeking a balanced, accurate understanding of air power in history will find this book an essential introduction.

Air Power In The Rules Based Global Order

Autore: Angeline Lewis
Editore:
ISBN:
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Trends In The Global Balance Of Airpower

Autore: Christopher J. Bowie
Editore: Rand Corporation
ISBN:
Grandezza: 47,55 MB
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The post-Cold War era has many implications for the way U.S. military forces will be sized, equipped, and balanced. This analysis seeks to shed light on whether other nations will attempt to increase their emphasis on airpower or instead try to challenge the United States using other means.

Global Vigilance Reach Power

Autore: United States. Department of the Air Force
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 54,76 MB
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Vista: 4579
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A History Of Air Warfare

Autore: John Andreas Olsen
Editore: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597976385
Grandezza: 18,80 MB
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This one-volume anthology provides a comprehensive analysis of the role that air power has played in military conflicts over the past century. Comprising sixteen essays penned by a global cadre of leading military experts, A History of Air Warfare chronologically examines the utility of air power from the First World War to the second Lebanon war, campaign by campaign. Each essay lays out the objectives, events, and key players of the conflict in question, reviews the role of air power in the strategic and operational contexts, and explores the interplay between the political framework and mil.

De Ranged Global Power And Air Mobility For The New Millennium

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Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428990135
Grandezza: 11,33 MB
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Airpower

Autore: John Gooch
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135208468
Grandezza: 28,90 MB
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The nine contributors to this volume study the rapid development of airpower during the twentieth century as well as the methodological problems involved in assessing such change.

Air Force Roles And Missions

Autore: Warren A. Trest
Editore: Department of the Air Force
ISBN:
Grandezza: 60,60 MB
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Traces the usage of- and meaning given to- the terms "roles and missions" relating to the armed forces and particularly to the United States Air Force, from 1907 to the present.

United States Air Force Academy

Autore: United States Air Force Academy
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 24,85 MB
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Vista: 9392
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Alexander P De Seversky And The Quest For Air Power

Autore: James K. Libbey
Editore: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612341802
Grandezza: 11,66 MB
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Today, air power is a vital component of the U.S. armed forces. James Libbey, in Alexander P. de Seversky and the Quest for Air Power, highlights the contributions of an aviation pioneer who made much of it possible. Graduating from the Imperial Russian Naval Academy at the start of World War I, de Seversky lost a leg in his first combat mission. He still shot down thirteen German planes and became the empire's most decorated combat naval pilot. While serving as a naval attache in the United States in 1918, de Seversky elected to escape the Bolshevik Revolution and offered his services as a pilot and consulting engineer to the U.S. War Department. He proved inventive both in the technology of advanced military aircraft and in the strategy of exercising air power. He worked for famed aviation advocate Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, who encouraged the naturalized citizen to patent his inventions, such as an in-flight refueling system and a gyroscopically synchronized bombsight. His creative spirit then spurred him to design and manufacture advanced military aircraft. When World War II broke out in Europe, de Seversky became America's best-known philosopher, prophet, and advocate for air power, even serving as an adviser to the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. The highlight of his life occurred in 1970 when the Aviation Hall of Fame enshrined de Seversky for "his achievements as a pilot, aeronautical engineer, inventor, industrialist, author, strategist, consultant, and scientific advances in aircraft design and aerospace technology." This book will appeal to readers with a special interest in military history and to anyone who wants to learn more about American air power's most important figures.

Air Power

Autore: Stephen Budiansky
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101118405
Grandezza: 72,87 MB
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No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot on earth safe from attack. Drawing on combat memoirs, letters, diaries, archival records, museum collections, and eyewitness accounts by the men who fought—and the men who developed the breakthrough inventions and concepts—acclaimed author Stephen Budiansky weaves a vivid and dramatic account of the airplane’s revolutionary transformation of modern warfare. On the web: http://www.budiansky.com/

Air Force Roles And Missions A History

Autore: Warren A. Trest
Editore: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160869303
Grandezza: 19,95 MB
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The twentieth century witnessed the emergence of three-dimensionality in war: surface forces flow became prey for attackers operating above and below the earth and its oceans. The aerial weapon, prophesied for centuries, became a reality, as did air power projection forces. This insightful book by Warren A. Trest traces the doctrinal underpinnings of the modern United States Air Force, the world's only global air force. We the men and women who serve in the Air Force, but also our fellow airmen in America's other military services are the heirs and beneficiaries of a long heritage of doctrinal development and military thought. Our predecessors pursued a vision of airborne global reach and power that often put them at odds with those who could not break free of the confines of conventional thought and lock-step traditionalism. Fortunately, they had the courage of their convictions and the faith in their vision to continue to pursue the goal of global air power despite such resistance. Today, America is a genuine aerospace power, and that pioneering vision dating to the days of the Wright brothers, has expanded to encompass operations in space and between the mediums of air and space. As we approach the new millennium, it is well to ponder the lessons and the history of how a small group of truly gifted airmen transformed their nation's military establishment, and, in so doing, the world around them.

Air Force Officer S Guide

Autore: Stephen E. Wright
Editore: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760154
Grandezza: 30,91 MB
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Vista: 8809
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Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.

With Courage The U S Army Air Forces In World War Ii

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Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428915257
Grandezza: 22,53 MB
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Clausewitz Goes Global

Autore: Reiner Pommerin
Editore: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3937885412
Grandezza: 12,99 MB
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Vista: 2350
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Air Space Power Journal Spr 03

Autore:
Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428994181
Grandezza: 39,10 MB
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Vista: 3823
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Global Thinking Global Logistics

Autore:
Editore: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428993827
Grandezza: 43,90 MB
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Vista: 3309
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