Aerospace Power Journal

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 4, Winter

Air Staff Rides: Wartime Leadership Experience
Editor's Note: PIREP is aviation shorthand for pilot report. It's a means for one pilot to pass on current, potentially useful information to other pilots. In the same fashion, we intend to use this department to let readers know about air and space...
Alexander P. De Seversky
Fighter ace, war hero, aircraft designer, entrepreneur, writer, and theorist, Alexander P. de Seversky was one of the best known and most popular aviation figures in America during World War II. His self-- appointed mission called for convincing the...
Command and Controll of Air and Space Forces Requires Significant Attention to Bandwidth
Editorial Abstract: Apportioning limited assets and resources is one of the most critical functions of command in a wartime scenario. With the technological advent of unmanned aerial vehicles and their use in new war-fighting concepts like the global...
Controlling Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons: Obstacles and Opportunities
Controlling Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons: Obstacles and Opportunities edited by Jeffrey A. Larsen and Kurt J. Klingenberger. USAF Institute for National Security Studies (http://www. usafa.af.mil/inss), US Air Force Academy, 2354 Fairchild Drive, Suite...
Creating Strong Leaders and Strong Units: Using Air Force History as a Leadership Tool
Using Air Force History as a Leadership Tool MOST AIR FORCE leaders understand that they are responsible for mentoring airmen and building teamwork within their units. Leaders can draw upon numerous leadership theories and practices, from both military...
Crimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea
Crimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea by John R. Bruning. Brassey's Inc. (http://www.brasseys inc.com), 22841 Quicksilver Drive, Dulles, Virginia 20166, 2000, 224 pages, $18.95 (softcover). In Crimson Sky, John R. Bruning gives us a glimpse into the...
Emotional Intelligence: Implications for All United States Air Force Leaders
Editorial Abstract. Emotional intelligence and its five domains of empathy, handling relationships, self-awareness, managing emotions, and motivating oneself constitute a set of learned, interpersonal abilities that allow leaders to become highly effective....
Fodder for Your Professional Reading: The Officer as a Teacher / Reply
To any other Nation the loss of a Nelson would have been irreparable, but in the British Fleet off Cadiz, every Captain was a Nelson. -Adm Pierre Charles de Villeneuve after the death of Adm Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar HARDLY ANY STUDENT...
Hit to Kill: The New Battle over Shielding America from Missile Attack / the Phantom Defense: America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion
Hit to Kill: The New Battle over Shielding America from Missile Attack by Bradley Graham. Public Affairs (http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com), 250 West 57th Street, Suite 1321, New York, New York 10107, 2001, 464 pages, $27.50. The Phantom Defense: America's...
Intelligence Services in the Information Age: Theory and Practice
Intelligence Services in the Information Age: Theory and Practice by Michael Herman. Frank Cass Publishers (http://www.frankcass.com), 5824 NE Hassalo Street, Portland, Oregon 97213-3644, 2001, 252 pages, $59.50. This collection of essays with a very...
Jungle Ace: Col. Gerald R. Johnson, the USAAF's Top Fighter Leader of the Pacific War
Jungle Ace: Col. Gerald R. Johnson, the USAAF's Top Fighter Leader of the Pacific War by John R. Bruning. Brassey's (http://www.brasseysinc. com/index.htm), 22841 Quicksilver Drive, Dulles, Virginia 20166, 2001, 320 pages, $26.95. Jungle Ace is an engaging...
Maj Gen Mason M. Patrick
Maj Gen Mason M. Patrick stands as one of the great yet unsung pioneers of American airpower. An engineering officer by training, this 1886 graduate of West Point did not begin his military-aviation career until 1918. At that time, during World War I,...
Mexican Punitive Expedition
In 1911 the Mexican government was overthrown, and the country descended into civil war. Cross-border raids by Mexican revolutionaries and assaults on American citizens and property in Mexico heightened tensions. In January 1916, forces loyal to the...
Minuteman: The Military Career of General Robert S. Beightler
Minuteman: The Military Career of General Robert S. Beightler by John Kennedy Ohl. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. (http://www.rienner.com), 1800 30th Street, Suite 314, Boulder, Colorado 80301, 2001, 291 pages, $59.95 (hardcover). Prof. John Kennedy...
On the German Art of War: Truppenfuhrung
On the German Art of War: Truppenfuhrung translated and edited by Bruce Condell and David T. Zabecki. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. (http://www.rienner.com), 1800 30th Street, Suite 314, Boulder, Colorado 80301, 2001, 320 pages, $57.00. Since 1945,...
Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain
Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain by Paul Brickhill. Naval Institute Press (http://www. usni.org/usni.html), 2062 Generals Highway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401-6780, 2001, 396 pages, $17.95 (softcover)....
Ricochets and Replies
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The Barling Bomber
In 1920 the Army Engineering Division issued specifications for a large triplane bomber to the Witteman-Lewis Company of Teterboro, New Jersey. Commonly referred to as the NBL-1 (night bombardment, long distance) or Barling Bomber (after its inventor,...
The Best in Professional Air and Space Power Thought
Flight Lines RECENTLY, THE ASPJ staff received comments from readers, both officers and enlisted members, from all over the Air Force. Although we found all of the comments useful and appreciate the time and effort it took to complete the survey, the...
The DeHavilland DH-4: Workhorse of the Army Air Service
Airmen consider the DeHavilland DH4 the workhorse of the US Army Air Service both during and following World War I. The Aviation Section of the Signal Corps selected this aircraft over competitors such as the French-built Spad XIII, the Italian Caproni...
The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050
The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 edited by MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray. Cambridge University Press (http://www. us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=05 2180079X), 110 Midland Avenue, Port Chester, New York 10573-4930, 2001,...
The Oath of Office: A Historical Guide to Moral Leadership
Editorial Abstract: The oath of office as we know it has withstood the test of time. Although its words have gone through many transformations, the significance placed upon it by the founding fathers has remained the same. Lieutenant Colonel Keskel provides...
The Sources of Leadership Doctrine in the Air Force
Editorial Abstract: The primary elements of requirements, theory, and lessons learned have played a vital role in producing leadership doctrine for today's Air Force. Dr. Brown summarizes how Air Force leadership doctrine has evolved over the years....
Toward Defining Air Force Leadership
PRIVATE-SECTOR COMPANIES envy the Air Force-in some ways, lone might even call it a "quiet desire." From an outsider's perspective, the Air Force almost seems to have an endless supply of good leaders. In fact, some companies exist for the sole purpose...
Train like We Fight, Fight like We Train: Establishing the Air and Space Expeditionary Force Training Center
Editorial Abstract: As the air and space expeditionary force concept of operations transforms the Air Force, training must evolve to meet new operational requirements. Lieutenant Colonels Spacy and Trapp offer a detailed proposal for an Air and Space...
Valuing Air Force Education and Training: Faculty Duty and Leader Development
Faculty Duty and Leader Development Editorial Abstract: Understanding the relationship between learning and the development of senior leadership skills is vital to the success of Air Force efforts to provide the best and most qualified future leaders....