Air & Space Power Journal

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 4, Winter

A Century of Air and Space Power
AS THE WORLD celebrates its first century of powered flight, the significance of the Wright brothers' contribution is evident in nearly every facet of modern-day life. Aviation's influence on the world's economies, agriculture, research, construction,...
Airpower, Jointness, and Transformation
Editorial Abstract:In the second century of manned flight, airpower may well be the transforming piece of the jointness puzzle-the instrument through which ground and naval forces could be integrated. An Air War College seminar, class of 2003, studied,...
America's First Air-Land Battle
Editorial Abstract: America's inaugural multisquadron fighter unit-the 1st Pursuit Group of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)-was created in May 1918. Only two months later, it fought in America 's first-ever air-land battle for the French village...
Direct Attack: Enhancing Counterland Doctrine and Joint Air-Ground Operations
THE EVOLUTION OF war fighting requires doctrine to be examined and adjusted to codify the best practices of new and evolving concepts that generate increased capabilities. For over a decade, America's military has conducted a series of operations that...
Disobedience and Conspiracy in the German Army, 1918-1945
Disobedience and Conspiracy in the German Army, 1918-1945 by Robert B. Kane. McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers (http://www. mcfarlandpub.com), Box 611, Jefferson, North Carolina 28640, 2002, 279 pages, $45.00.Robert Kane seeks to discover why a...
Faster, Further, Higher: Leading-Edge Aviation Technology since 1945
Faster, Further, Higher: Leading-Edge Aviation Technology since 1945 edited by Philip Jarrett. Putnam Aeronautical Books (http://www. chrysalisbooks.co.uk/books/publisher/ putnam), 64 Brewery Road, London, United Kingdom N7 9NT, 2002, 256 pages, $53.85...
Flankers: The New Generation
Flankers: The New Generation by Yefim Gordon (translated by Dmitriy Komissarov). Specialty Press/Midland Publishing (http://www.specialty press.com), 39966 Grand Avenue, North Branch, Minnesota 55056, 2002, 128 pages, $27.95 (softcover).Flankers, the...
Gradual Failure: The Air War over North Vietnam, 1965-1966
Gradual Failure: The Air War over North Vietnam, 1965-1966 by Jacob Van Staaveren. Air Force History and Museums Program (http://www.air forcehistory.hq.af.mil/publications.htm), 200 McChord Street, Box 94, Boiling AFB, Washington, D.C. 20332-1111, 2002,...
Kittyhawks over the Sands: The Canadians and RCAF Americans
Kittyhawks over the Sands: The Canadians and RCAF Americans, Campaigns: MTO [Mediterranean Theater of Operations] no. 1, by Michel Lavigne and James F. Edwards. Lavigne Aviation Publications, P.O. Box 222, Victoriaville, Qc, Canada, G6P 6S8, 2002, 384...
Losing Air Superiority: A Case Study from the Second World War
Editorial Abstract:Is the United States ready to deal with an opponent who employs asymmetric strategies in an attempt to wage a "poor man's air war"? This case study of the Luftwaffe's efforts to cope with the loss of daylight air superiority in 1944-45...
Mach 3+: NASA/USAF YF-12 Flight Research, 1969-1979
Mach 3+: NASA/USAF YF-12 Flight Research, 1969-1979, Monographs in Aerospace History no. 25, by Peter W. Merlin. NASA History Division, Office of External Affairs (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/history.html), NASA Headquarters, Washington,...
Mick Mannock, Fighter Pilot: Myth, Life and Politics
Mick Mannock, Fighter Pilot: Myth, Life and Politics by Adrian Smith. Palgrave Macmillan (http:// www.palgrave-usa.com/catalogue/catalogue. asp?Title_Id=0-333-77898-7), 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010, 2001, 223 pages, $65.00.Adrian Smith's...
Misguided Weapons: Technological Failure and Surprise on the Battlefield
Misguided Weapons: Technological Failure and Surprise on the Battlefield by Azriel Lorber. Brassey's, Inc. (http://www.brasseysinc.com/ index.htm), 22841 Quicksilver Drive, Dulles, Virginia 20166, 2002, 304 pages, $26.95 (hardcover), $18.95 (softcover).Pity...
Normandy: A Modern Air Campaign?
Editorial Abstract: The air war for western France during World War II adds a relevant perspective to modern issues of command and control and the current stress on air and space operations centers. It also serves as a shining example of expeditionary...
North American XB-70A Valkyrie
North American XB-70A Valkyrie, vol. 34, Warbird Tech series, by Dennis R. Jenkins and Tony Landis. Specialty Press (http://www.specialty press.com), 39966 Grand Avenue, North Branch, Minnesota 55056, 2002, 104 pages, $16.95 (softcover).North American...
Out of the Italian Night: Wellington Bomber Operations, 1944-45/bombers over Berlin: The RAF Offensive, November 1943-March 1944
Out of the Italian Night: Wellington Bomber Operations, 1944-45 by Maurice G. Lihou. Crowood Press/Airlife Publishing (http://www.crowood press.co.uk/780/index.asp), The Stable Block, Crowood Lane, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom SN8 2HR, 2003, 208...
Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis
Protecting the American Homeland: A Preliminary Analysis by Michael E. O'Hanlon et al. Brookings Institution Press (http://www.brook.edu/press/press_hp.htm), 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-2188, 2002, 188 pages, $17.95 (softcover).In...
Silent Wings at War: Combat Gliders in World War II
Silent Wings at War: Combat Gliders in World War II by John L. Lowden. Smithsonian Institution Press (http://www.sipress.si.edu), 750 Ninth Street NW, Suite 4300, Washington, D.C. 20560-0950, 2002, 304 pages, $19.95 (softcover).In September 1944 Walter...
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren. Oxford University Press (http://www.oup-usa.org), 198 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016, 2002, 480 pages, $30.00.Michael Oren has written what will undoubtedly...
Stormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet
Stormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet by David Toomey. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (http:// www.wwnorton.com), 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10110, 2002, 224 pages, $25.95 (hardcover).Because of...
Strategic Leadership: Defining the Challenge
Editorial Abstract:Exercising strategic leadership involves the manipulation of microscopic perceptions and macroscopic expectations-a complicated process. However, understanding the process is less complex. Toward that end, Colonel Guillot defines and...
Strategy for Chaos: Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History
Strategy for Chaos: Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History by Colin S. Gray. Frank Cass Publishers (http://www.frankcass. com), 5824 NE Hassalo Street, Portland, Oregon 97213-3644, 2002, 310 pages, $52.50 (hardcover).In his foreword...
The First World War: The Western Front, 1914-1916
The First World War: The Western Front, 1914-1916 by Peter Simkins. Osprey Publishing (http:// www.ospreypublishing.com), Elms Court, Chapel Way, Botley, Oxford OX2 9LP, 2002, 95 pages, $14.95.This book, number 14 in Osprey Publishing's Essential Histories...
The Hostile Sky: A Hellcat Flyer in the Pacific
The Hostile Sky: A Hellcat Flyer in the Pacific by James W. Vernon. Naval Institute Press (http:// www.usni.org/press/booksearch.htm), 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402, 2002, 176 pages, $28.95 (hardcover).A half century has gone by, and one must...
The Not-So-Forgotten War: Fodder for Your Reading on the Air War in Korea a Half Century Later*
SOME YEARS AGO, Clay Blair published a good book on US experiences in Korea titled The Forgotten War. It is forgotten no more-Blair helped revive that memory, as did the passing of the war's 50th anniversary. In 1950, we were feeling our way in a new,...
The Russian People and Foreign Policy: Russian Elite and Mass Perspectives, 1993-2000
The Russian People and Foreign Policy: Russian Elite and Mass Perspectives, 1993-2000 by William Zimmerman. Princeton University Press (http://www.pupress.princeton.edu), 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540-5237, 2002, 250 pages, $65.00 (hardcover),...
Tritium on Ice: The Dangerous New Alliance of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power
Tritium on Ice: The Dangerous New Alliance of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power by Kenneth D. Bergeron. MIT Press (http://wwwmitpress.mit.edu), Five Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142-1493, 2002, 232 pages, $24.95 (hardcover).Since the...
U.S. War Plans: 1938-1945
U.S. War Plans: 1938-1945 edited by Steven T. Ross. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. (http://www.rienner.com), 1800 30th Street, Suite 314, Boulder, Colorado 80301, 2002, 400 pages, $89.95 (hardcover).U.S. War Plans: 1938-1945, edited by Steven T. Ross,...
Wings, Women, and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat
Wings, Women, and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat by Reina Pennington. University Press of Kansas (http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu), 2501 West 15th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66049-3905, 2002, 312 pages, $29.95.In some of the many thousands of...