Precision and Purpose: Airpower in the Libyan Civil War

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Gregory Alegi is a journalist and historian with over 25 years of experience in the aerospace field. Currently the editor-in-chief of the Italian defense daily www.dedalonews.it, he was previously the managing editor of the Italian airline pilot association’s journal Pegaso. He has published 45 books and 60 essays, and is working on the first full-length biography of seminal airpower theorist Giulio Douhet. He teaches aerospace history at the Italian Air Force Academy, aviation management at Rome’s LUISS Business School, and U.S. history at LUISS University.

Christian F. Anrig is deputy director of doctrine research and education, Swiss Air Force. From 2007 to 2009, he was a lecturer in air power studies in the Defence Studies Department of King’s College London. The author of The Quest for Relevant Air Power (Air University Press, 2011), he has also published various articles and book chapters covering topics from European military transformation to modern air power and its ramifications for European nations. Dr. Anrig is a reviewer for Air & Space Power Journal, and he serves on the advisory panel of the RAF Centre for Air Power Studies. Various European air forces have invited him as a speaker to conferences and seminars.

Christopher S. Chivvis is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and adjunct professor of European Studies at the Johns Hopkins, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). A national security expert who specializes in Europe and North Africa, Chivvis is the author of Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of Liberal Intervention (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has worked on NATO-Russia issues in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and has held research positions at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) in Paris and at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin, in addition to teaching graduate courses at Johns Hopkins University, New York University, and Sciences Po in Paris. His articles have appeared in numerous journals including Current History, International Affairs, the Journal of Contemporary History, Foreign Policy, the National Interest, Survival, and the Washington Quarterly. His first book

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