Aerospace Power Journal

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 3, Fall

America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security
America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security by Jeffrey T. Richelson. University Press of Kansas (http://www.kansaspress. ku.edu), 2501 West 15th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66049-3905, 1999, 329 pages, $35.00. Jeffrey T. Richelson, a...
A New Role for Today's UAVs
TODAY'S AIR FORCE is smaller than the service of yesterday, but few people would doubt that it has a much greater ability to prosecute an air war-projecting more power, faster, with increased survivability. This is due in part to our abundance of real-time...
End-State Wargaming?
LEADING OFF THIS issue, Congressman Ike Skelton advocates studying history to better prepare for the reality of the future. Complementing this theme, Matt Caffrey provides an interest ing perspective with his piece on the history of wargaming. Just as...
Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voyage of U-234
Germany's Last Mission to Japan: The Failed Voy age of U-234 by Joseph Mark Scalia. Naval Institute Press (http://www.nip.org), 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402, 2000, 250 pages, $29.95. This book tells the remarkable account of U234, a German...
It Ain't New
Editorial Abstract: What follows is wise counsel about the importance of paying attention to history. The Honorable Ike Skelton reflects on similarities among various historical events and our technological, organizational, and leadership challenges...
Led by a Lion
The US Role in Preserving Gulf Security Editorial Abstract: This article is a wake-up reminder that the Gulf War denouement is still unfolding. Although Balkan problems and Asian tension may have temporarily eclipsed media attention on the Gulf, the...
Morals under the Gun: The Cardinal Virtues, Military Ethics, and American Society
Only the dead have seen the end of war. -Plato, 347 B.C. Morals under the Gun: The Cardinal Virtues, Military Ethics, and American Society by Dr. James H. Toner. University Press of Kentucky (http:// www.uky.edu/UniversityPress), 663 South Limestone...
Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986
Reorganizing the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 by Gordon Nathaniel Lederman. Greenwood Press (http://www. greenwood.com), 88 Post Road West, Westport, Connecticut 06881, 1999, 232 pages, $59.95. Graduate school, Squadron Officer...
Ricochets and Replies
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Strategy, Air Strike and Small Nations
Strategy, Air Strike and Small Nations by Shaun Clarke. Air Power Studies Centre (http://www. defence.gov.au/aerospacecentre), RAAF Base, Fairbairn ACT 2600, Australia, 1999, 204 pages (softbound). This is one of the freshest and most original books...
The Articles of War and the UCMJ
No soldier can fight properly unless he is properly ftd on beef and beer -Duke of Marlborough, 1650 LT WILLIAM R. SINCOCK and Lt Theodore Q. Balides were not the first US servicemen to mistakenly drop bombs on a neutral country during World War 11. They...
The F-16 Block 60
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 aerospace-power...
The Force in the US Air Force
Fodder for Your Professional Reading on the Implements of Strategy and Tactics for Conventional Air War Editorial Abstract: As a former editor and frequent contributor to APJ, Dr Dave Mets is one of our most recognized and popular authors. In another...
The JG 26 War Diary
The JG 26 War Diary, vol. 2 (1943-45) by Donald Caldwell. Grub Street (http://www.grubstreet. co.uk), The Basement, 10 Chivalry Road, London SW11 1HT, United Kingdom, 1996, 576 pages, $49.95. With this book, a follow-up of his JG 26.: Top Guns of the...
The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars?
The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars? by Stephanie Gutmann. Scribner (http://www.mlr. com/scribner/index.html), The Gale Group, P.O. Box 9187, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48333-9187, 2000, 300 pages,...
The New Terror: Facing the Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons
The New Terror: Facing the Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons edited by Sidney D. Drell, Abraham D. Sofaer, and George D. Wilson. Hoover Institution Press (http://wwwhoover.stanford.edu/presswebsite/hooverpress2.html), Stanford University, Stanford,...
Toward a History-Based Doctrine for Wargaming
Editorial Abstract: While most human endeavors must deal with adversity or overcome opposition, warfare holds a unique place. When people decide to wage war against one another, they enter into a "zerosum game" (for one side to win the other must lose)...
USAF Aerospace-Power Doctrine
Decisive or Coercive? Editorial Abstract: Is our doctrine geared to serve the funding war more than the shooting war? The author investigates this question in light of Kosovo, pointing out some interesting internal friction points. Using typologies of...
Waging War with Civilians
Asking the Unanswered Questions Editorial Abstract: When we properly consider war as Carl von Clausewitz did-as unique situations limited by numerous ambiguities-- how can we possibly write a contract for war? Yet, this is one of the challenges that...