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 Airpower Journal Index, 1987-1996This reference lists all articles and book reviews appearing in the Airpower Journal from 1987 to 1996 in author, title, and subject indexes. [Michael J. Petersen and Pamela Lang, eds. / 1998 / 208 pages / ISBN: / AU Press Code: B-49]
 Airpower Leadership on the Front LineColonel Cox examines the command of Lt Gen George H. Brett in his wartime assignments. General Brett’s leadership did not take him to four stars, why? Cox looks at the reasons why he was not promoted, especially, as he began his war time service second in command to Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold. In his examination Cox shows the reader Brett’s outstanding leadership, his limitations, and delves into the interplay of broader factors that ultimately impacted General Brett’s career. This book provides insight toward becoming an effective commander and leader. [Lt Col Douglas A. Cox, USAF / 2006 / 114 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-157-0 / AU Press Code: B-103]
 Airpower Myths and FactsEver since the US Army bought its first “aeroplane” in 1909, debates have raged over the utility, effectiveness, efficiency, legality, and even the morality of airpower and strategic bombing. Unfortunately, much of this controversy has been colored by accusations, misconceptions, inaccuracies, myths, and simple untruths. If airpower needs criticizing—and certainly there are times when criticism is appropriate—it must be based on accurate information. In Airpower: Myths and Facts, Col Phillip S. Meilinger, USAF, retired, raises points and counterpoints that attempt to clear away some of the detritus that obscures the subject, thus allowing more informed debate on the real issues concerning airpower and strategic bombing and giving our political and military leaders a better basis on which to form decisions in future conflicts. [Phillip S. Meilinger / 2003 / 147 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-124-6 / AU Press Code: B-91]
 Air-to-Ground Battle for ItalyBrig Gen Michael C. McCarthy wrote this World War II memoir from his perspective as a fighter pilot who flew two years with one squadron first in the P-40 then P-47. During the war, he progressed to major and acting squadron commander. He began training after Pearl Harbor in the Army Aviation Cadet program and continued with P-40 training in Florida. With some of his classmates, he traveled through equatorial Africa ferrying P-40s to Cairo and Cape Bon to join the 57th Fighter Group. This three-part story, set primarily in Italy, captures fears, uncertainties, and accomplishments of ordinary Americans involved in extraordinary events. [Michael C. McCarthy / 2004 / 116 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-128-7 / AU Press Code: B-94]
 American Airpower Comes of Age - Vol 1Gen Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, US Army Air Forces (AAF) Chief of Staff during World War II, maintained diaries for his several journeys to various meetings and conferences throughout the conflict. Volume 1 introduces Hap Arnold, the setting for five of his journeys, the diaries he kept, and evaluations of those journeys and their consequences. General Arnold’s travels brought him into strategy meetings and personal conversations with virtually all leaders of Allied forces as well as many AAF troops around the world. He recorded his impressions, feelings, and expectations in his diaries. Maj Gen John W. Huston, USAF, retired, has captured the essence of Henry H. Hap Arnold--the man, the officer, the AAF chief, and his mission. [John W. Huston / 2002 /458 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-093-0 / AU Press Code: B-84]
 American Airpower Comes of Age - Vol 2Gen Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, US Army Air Forces (AAF) Chief of Staff during World War II, maintained diaries for his several journeys to various meetings and conferences throughout the conflict. While volume 1 introduces Hap Arnold, the setting for five of his journeys, the diaries he kept, and evaluations of those journeys and their consequences, volume 2 encompasses General Arnold’s final seven journeys and the diaries he kept therein. [John W. Huston / 2002 / 592 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-094-9 / AU Press Code: B-85]
 An Approach toward an Asia-Pacific Strategy, 2012 to 2020This regionally focused study is written at the strategic level to inform and guide US Air Force leadership over the next eight years. Further, the study is designed to provide an overarching strategy for the service as the nation rebalances from Europe and Southwest Asia to the Asia-Pacific region. In accordance with the direction from the chief of staff, the study’s time frame lies outside the Future Year Defense Program and does not address programmatic issues. Although it takes into account the Air Force’s worldwide commitments, the study is not a global strategy. Neither is it solely about China. The research team recognized China’s significance but more broadly addresses the Asia-Pacific region from India to the Americas. Accordingly, the team focused on the major nation-states of Russia, China, and India, as well as the lesser states of Japan, the Koreas, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, Myanmar (Burma), and Thailand. As appropriate to the study, the research team considered other nations and regions, including Canada, Latin America, Pakistan, and Southwest Asia. Finally, the study is not based upon a containment strategy but upon engagement across the region. [Dale L. Hayden, John P. Geis II, Stephen J. Hagel, Kevin C. Holzimmer, Jeffrey B. Hukill / 2014 / 285 pages / ISBN: 978-1-58566-243-2 / AU Press Code: B-138]
 ANZUS in RevisionColonel Donnini analyzes the demise of the ANZUS alliance and shifts in Australian and New Zealand defense features. He addresses many questions and issues dealing with changing the political situation and the impact of those changes on defense and security conditions in the South and Southwest Pacific regions. [Frank P. Donnini / 1991 / 219 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-037-X / AU Press Code: B-39]
 Apollo's WarriorsThe author relates the exploits of the US Air Force’s unconventional warriors who flew and fought for over a quarter of a century in a shadowy war that was out of the public eye. He uses interviews and recently declassified sources to describe the bravery and resourcefulness of these warriors in 26 chapters, or stories, arranged in three sections: (1) Korea, (2) Covert War, and (3) the Second Indochina War. To add to the attractiveness of this publication are over 200 color and black-and-white photographs depicting people and activities involved in this little-known aspect of the cold war. [Michael E. Haas / 1997 / 369 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-035-3 / AU Press Code: B-37]
 Archie to SAMArchie to SAM is an update to Kenneth Werrell's Archie, Flak, AAA, and SAM published in 1988. He continues to study ground-based air defense systems in new events, including the Gulf War. In rescuing ground-based air defense systems from long neglect, Werrell delves into such topics as tactics, leadership, change, and innovation. [Kenneth P. Werrell / 2005 / 308 pages / ISBN: 1-58566-136-8 / AU Press Code: B-28]
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