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The Air University Press provides publication design and editorial support to the Air War College and Air Command and Staff College for the Maxwell and Wright Flyer series papers, respectively.

 
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50 More Questions Every Airman Can Answer

By: Maj. L. Frederick

Educational Reference Publication

Foreword: We have entered a new millennium of struggle, challenge, and sacrifice. With the vicious attacks against our homeland on 11 September 2001, the fight against the global network of terrorism is our first major challenge in this new age. Wielding the long arm of air and space power, America?s Airmen will be at the forefront of this fight, alongside our fellow Services, allies, and coalition partners.

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50 Questions Every Airman Can Answer

By: Capt. L. Frederick

Educational Reference Publication

Foreword: Airmen have a compelling responsibility to understand and clearly articulate our vision of aerospace power. In that vein, Air Force airmen are often challenged to answer the very basic questions that define our Service and what we do best.

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Inside the Cold War : A Cold Warrior's Reflections

By: Chris Adams

Educational Reference Publication

Introduction: This publication reflects a compilation of excerpts from an unpublished broader treatment that recounts the nearly five decades of delicate coexistence between two nations known as the ?superpowers? during the international conflict known as the ?Cold War.? Publication of this text fulfills one of my principal purposes in the original manuscript; that is, to pay tribute to that special breed of American heroes known as the ?Cold Warriors?--the men and women...

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Airpower Journal

By: Maj. Michael J. Petersen

Educational Reference Publication

Foreword: In 1993 Air University Press published the Airpower Journal Index, 1987-1991. The Journal has now been in print for over 10 years. Since our first index, we've grown from a fledgling publication--a professional journal dedicated to the advancement of airpower and the understanding of its application to the operational level of war--into the chief of staff's professional flagship publication.

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Au-2 Guidelines for Command

By: John P. Jumper

Educational Reference Publication

Excerpt: The verb command means to exercise authority over, to rule, to dominate by location or overlook. The noun command defines the act of giving orders, the authority to command, the ability to control, mastery, and a unit or post under the authority of one officer. Command entails much more than its definition implies. It is about people--your people. As commander, you will be responsible for ensuring that the people assigned to your squadron have the opportunity to...

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Listening Effectively

By: John A. Kline

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: Listening Effectively takes a ?how to? approach to the listening process. Everyone can be a better listener. This book provides information to help in a logical and practical way. To lay the groundwork for the rest of the book, the first chapter presents the need for better listening. This discussion covers, among other things, the fact that few people have ever received any formal training in effective listening. Some real-life examples of the need for better listening are given.

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Thunder and Lightning Desert Storm and the Airpower Debates

By: Edward C. Mann III

Educational Reference Publication

Excerpt: To preach the message, to insist upon proclaiming it (whether the time is right or not, to convince, reproach, and encourage, as you teach with all patience. The time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but will follow their own desires and will collect for themselves more and more teachers who will tell them what they are itching to hear. They will turn away from listening to the truth and give their attention to legends.

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Speaking Effectively : A Guide for Air Force Speakers

By: John A. Kline

Educational Reference Publication

Foreword: Dr. Kline's book, Speaking Effectively, is an essential resource for anyone faced witha ny kind of speaking situation.

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Women and Military Service

By: M.C. Devilbiss

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: Today, the armed forces of virtually all nations have women in them. In the United States, women represent about 10 percent of the active duty military population. Thus the topic of women and military service is an important and timely one. Women have served in and with the United States armed forces since the founding of our nation; yet it has only been since the 1970s that issues concerning women in the military have been seriously and systematically pursued b...

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An Assessment of Aerospace Campaigns in 2010

By: Jeffery R. Barnett

Educational Reference Publication

Foreword: Jeff Barnett, one of a growing number of military professionals who recognize that the United States has entered a new revolution in military affairs, thinks carefully about what this revolution means for the US military, where it will lead us, and what must be done with it to give the nation a new level of military power in the twenty-first century. He has some well-articulated insights.

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Heart of the Storm the Genesis of the Air Campaign against Iraq

By: Richard T. Reynolds

Educational Reference Publication

Excerpt: To preach the message, to insist upon proclaiming it (whether the time is right or not), to convince, reproach, and encourage, as you teach with all patience. The time will come when people will not listen to sound doctrine, but will follow their own desires and will collect for themselves more and more teachers who will tell them what they are itching to hear. They will turn away from listening to the truth and give their attention to legends.

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They Served Here : Thirty- Three Maxwell Men

By: Jeffery R. Barnett

Educational Reference Publication

Excerpt: The 30 essays that follow first appeared in the Montgomery Advertiser during September 1997. They contributed to the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the United States Air Force. Montgomery, Alabama, has been associated with the airplane almost since its conception. For two months in the spring of 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright operated the world's first civilian flying school on the Kohn cotton plantation, the site that is today's Maxwell Air Force B...

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The Role of Airpower in the Iran-Iraq War

By: Maj. Ronald E. Berfquist

Educational Reference Publication

Introduction: The war, they believe, will be won in the air. This statement was the opinion of military analysts in Washington and Western Europe as reported by Drew Middleton in the 5 October 1980 issue of the New York Times. The Iran-Iraq war had begun almost two weeks prior when the Iraqi Air Force launched airstrikes on 10 Iranian airfields. Since that time, pictures of smoke billowing from bombed oil facilities in both countries had become a staple on television new...

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Conflict, Culture, And History Regional Dimensions

By: Stephen J. Blank

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Preface: The nation-state is the concept from which the modern Western political order has been constructed. This political order accounts, in turn, for the particular ways countries relate to each other, ideally under a regime of international law which, by delimiting the boundaries between war and peace, has established a theoretical and practical measure for the stability of nations. Because these boundaries have been institutionalized by law, the modern Western polit...

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Space Power Integration Perspectives from Space Weapons Officers

By: Kendall K. Brown

Educational Reference Publication

Introduction: Lieutenant Colonel Kendall K. Brown, USAFR, PhD In March 2005 the first Space Weapons Officer Air and Space Integration Conference was held at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, as a joint effort between Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) and Air Education and Training Command. As then- AFSPC commander Gen Lance Lord stated in the invitation to the cadre of space weapons officers (SWO):1 ?We want to hear from the Space Weapons Officers on the best way to integra...

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Setting the Context : Suppression of Enemy Air Defense and Joint W...

By: James R. Brungess

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: This study is conceptual. Originally, it was to focus on the specific air defense suppression problems that Pacific Command (PACOM) would face over the next few years with specific attention being paid to North Korea and the Far Eastern military district of the Soviet Union. In December 1991 the Soviet Union disappeared. It no longer makes sense to focus on the specifics of joint suppression of enemy air defenses (JSEAD) strategies and tactics in PACOM when the ...

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Responsibility of Command How Un and Nato Commanders Influenced Ai...

By: Mark A. Bucknam

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: This book examines the role that theater-level commanders in the UN and NATO played in influencing the use of airpower over Bosnia between the spring of 1993 and the end of 1995. It also uncovers factors explaining why top UN and NATO commanders in the region acted as they did. The central thesis of this study is that the commanders? needs to balance the various responsibilities inherent in command powerfully affected their actions when they tried to influence t...

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Airpower Untempered Crusader

By: Kenneth N. Walker

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: The same traits of character that marked Kenneth N. Walker?s life led to his premature death. His most dominant characteristic, an inner drive that kept him at a fever pitch of intensity, was formed during a hard childhood. He joined the US Army in 1917 at age 19. Until 1928, his career was sound but unexceptional. He found his professional stride as a student at the Air Corps Tactical School in 1928-29, when he embraced the concept of the invincible bomber and ...

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Airland Combat : An Organization for Joint Warfare

By: Thomas A. Cardwell

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: It is true that there are deep-rooted interservice differences that break out occasionally in seemingly bitter exchanges. But they are the product of honest convictions by honorable men of broad experiences and ... manifestations of a deeply justified pride in all that their respective services have contributed to the growth and security of the country.

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Aerospace Power in the Twenty-First Century

By: Clayton K.S. Chun

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: Addressed either to the novice or any individual who wants to understand the rudimentary aspects of aerospace power, this book exposes readers to relevant aerospace capabilities, theories, applications, operational planning, and key issues. Theories and applications of aerospace power are not limited to the United States Air Force but apply to aerospace forces in general. Although the Air Force has forces and capabilities that include a very wide range of activi...

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