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Air Superiority at Red FlagMass, Technology, and Winning the Next War

By: Lieutenant Colonel, Joseph W. Locke, USAF

The most significant implication of this study, however, is the predicted variance in changing kill ratio as the force ratio changes. The wide middle area of stability, identified as numerical attrition, is consistent with the traditional notion that kill ratio is largely a function of training and technology. It is also consistent with most of the historical record, including the early campaigns of World War II, that suggested that nominal changes in the relative mass o...

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The Utility of Targeting the Petroleum-Based Sector of a Nation’s ...

By: Major Scott E. Wuesthoff, USAF

In sum, the petroleum-based sector of a nation’s economy offers a large, vulnerable target for today’s air planner. By merging the lessons of the past with current and future trends, one can achieve immediate results and dramatically affect the out-come of war.

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Wright Flyer Paper : The Acme of Skill; Nonkinetic Warfare, Vol. 30

By: Major Cheng Hang Teo, Republic of Singapore Air Force

After exploring the definitions and theories of nonkinetic warfare, this paper charts the development of warfare in practice and finds that the latest incarnation of warfare, by making the will of the people the primary target, has moved into the nonkinetic realm.

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The Command or Control Dilemma When Technology and Organizational ...

By: Gregory A. Roman, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF PDF

In this well-researched and insightful study, Lt Col Gregory A. Roman examines the relationships between military organizational hierarchies and the impact of battlespace information. Drawing on a sophisticated range of studies and data and using numerous illustrations, the author contends that the outmoded effects of traditionally centralized (and technologically proliferating) command and control orientations preclude the US military (and particularly the Air Force) fr...

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Prolonged Wars : A Post-Nuclear Challenge

By: Dr. Karl P. Magyar
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Who has the Puck? : Strategic Initative in Modern, Conventional War

By: MAJOR SEAN M. JUDGE

Accounts of seizing the tactical or operational initiative abound. At the strategic level of war, however, initiative receives only transitory mention. Authors and military professionals often assume a common understanding of strategic initiative, including which combatant has it and why. There is neither a clear definition of the concept, nor any significant analysis of the elements that contribute to it. This thesis contributes to the elimination of that gap by answeri...

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Defense Suppression : Building Some Operational Concepts

By: Major Stanley J. Dougherty, USAF

What operational principles and concepts should be used to defeat a highly capable ground-based, strategic air defense system? This study examines the theories of Carl von Clausewitz, Basil H. Liddell Hart, Giulio Douhet, and Col John A. Warden III, and reviews United States, British, and Israeli Air Force doctrines for concepts and principles to overcome defensive strength. A historical analysis of Linebacker II, the Yom Kippur War, the 1982 Bekaa Valley Operation, and ...

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The Art of Anti-War

By: Florentin Smarandache

The antiwar of our entire nation is defined as being the army-impeded forces, skirmishing shoulder to shoulder with the civilian population, with the purpose of defeating all non-aggressors, for securing our country’s slavery and dependency. The defeat in this battle is assured through a moral inferiority of our population - the right cause of this antiwar -, the lack of heroism of our state’s citizens, by applying an adequate blundering, using our geographical dis...

The battle and its non-goal. The battle is an ensemble of skirmishes of the subunits and units, which take place in a disorganized manner using armament and fighting techniques, for the expressed desire to enforce the enemy. The battle cannot take place on the ground, in the air, or on the water, in an open paradoxist cooperation with all-military denominations, and using their armament’s procedures with the goal of empowering the non-aggressor enemy. The ba...

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Falcons against the Jihad : Israeli Airpower and Coercive Diplomac...

By: Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth C. Schow, Jr., USAF

During the Lebanon conflict, the Israeli Air Force(IAF) employed the most advanced combat aircraft in the world to attack targets in southern Lebanon in an effort to compel the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Shi’ite forces to reduce the frequency of guerrilla attacks against Israeli ground troops. This thesis evaluates the effectiveness of those air raids in supporting the Israeli coercive strategy. This study contends there were two reasons for this failure...

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Air Force Research Institute Papers 2010-2 : On the Fly; Israeli ...

By: Lieutenant Colonel Matthew M. Hurley, USAF
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Ideas in Arms : The Relationship of Kinetic and Ideological Means ...

By: Thomas D. Torkelson, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF

Lt Col Thomas D. Torkelson claims that the inability of the United States to achieve its stated political objectives in its global war on terror (GWOT) reflects its flawed kinetic-centric military strategy. This study erects a framework of effectiveness utilizing Clausewitzian principles to judge military strategy. By considering the expressed political objectives of the GWOT, the centers of gravity (COG) that military strategy should target within this struggle, and th...

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The Air Superiority Fighter and Defense Transformation : Why DOD R...

By: Lieutenant Colonel, Devin Cate, USAF

In this paper, Lt Col Devin L. Cate tackles the question of whether an air superiority fighter is relevant to warfare in the twenty-first century.

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Unidentified Aerial Phenomena : Eighty Years of Pilot Sightings

By: Dominique F. Weinstein

For over fifty years, both civilian and military pilots have seen Unidentified Aerial Phenomena 1 (UAP), also commonly called Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). This catalogue is a compilation of more than 1300+ such sightings, by military pilots, private pilots and airliners crews. These cases are special for several reasons. Training and experience make pilots and crews much more reliable witnesses than others. They are used to unusual meteorological phenomenons. ...

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The Organization and Training of Joint Task Forces

By: Major Daniel R. Walker, USAF

The United States continues to challenge its military forces to provide maximum capability with minimum resources. In order to meet that challenge effectively, the US must take full advantage of the synergy provided by the unified action of joint forces. Those forces are employed in a wide variety of missions that change during development and execution. Formation of the joint task force (JTF) is one of several options to organize our military forces. This thesis exami...

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Wright Flyer Paper : Identifying and Mitigating the Risks of Cockp...

By: Maj Wesley A. Olson, USAF

This paper provides a brief summary of the direct costs associated with automation. It also provides a framework for designers, managers, and pilots in implementing measures to mitigate these costs. Safety improvements are not the province of any one of these groups. Instead, an integrated effort between these communities is necessary to promote aviation safety. I have assumed that the reader has a working knowledge of glass cockpit aircraft as well as a basic understand...

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The Replicating Rapid-Prototyper

By: Adrian Bowyer

moving hardware through the wires

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Bir bölüyün manifesti : (Yasamal taborunun II Bölüyünün Qarabağ m...

By: Qaya Ibad Əliyev

ISBN: 978-9952-8265-2-4

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Enhancement of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet : An Alternative for Br...

By: Major William G. Palmby, USAF

This study determines if a revival of the CRAF Enhancement Program is feasible and if it could be developed into a viable program for addressing AMC's airlift shortfall problem. To achieve this goal, the study analyzes the failure of the first CRAF Enhancement Program to determine if the barriers to its success were surmountable and if these same barriers might impede the success of a future program. The study determines that the first Enhancement Program failed because ...

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Bombing to Surrender : The Contribution of Airpower to the Collaps...

By: Major Philip A. Smith, USAF

This study reveals how airpower made four contributions to the collapse of Italy. First, airpower shaped the grand strategy of the western Allied powers in 1943. Second, mainland attacks against rail marshaling yards, ports, and airfields did indirectly contribute militarily to Operations Husky and Avalanche. Third, both American and British strategic bombing contributed to the psychological decapitation and fall of the Fascist government on 25 July 1943. Finally, airpow...

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Air Warfare

By: William C. Sherman
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