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Air University (U.S.). Air Force Research Institute

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Works: 96 works in 165 publications in 1 language and 20,417 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Records and correspondence  Biography  Biography‡vAnecdotes 
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Most widely held works by Air University (U.S.).
No sense in dwelling on the past? : the fate of the US Air Force's German Air Force Monograph Project, 1952-69 by Ryan Shaughnessy( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the German air force (GAF) monograph project, also known as the Karlsruhe Project, through which the US Air Force employed former Luftwaffe generals to record the history of World War II from the German perspective. Historians have explored parallel programs in the US Army and Navy, but the Karlsruhe Project has received little attention. However, the Air Force monographs have proven useful to historians because of their high quality. This book attributes the Karlsruhe monographs' strength as works of history primarily to the Air Force's limited interest in them, which insulated the writers from outside pressure to produce studies of immediate utility to the military. Whereas policy needs drove the Army and Navy programs and often caused them to search for convenient tactical 'lessons' in German history, the GAF monograph project was effectively autonomous. This was a mixed blessing. Chronically undermanned and inadequately funded, the project ended with most studies still unfinished. The Air Force ignored the monographs and failed to benefit from the experience of the Luftwaffe. This book illustrates the inherent tensions in writing official military history and utilizes the Karlsruhe Project as a lens to examine problems plaguing the Air Force during the early Cold War. Still, cooperative historical work proved to be an inexpensive and unexpected way of cementing the critical West German-American military alliance, and both air forces came to value this aspect of the project more than the historical studies it produced."--P. xviii
Deterrence in the twenty-first century : proceedings, London, UK, 18-19 May 2009( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sponsored by the Air Force Research Institute (AFRI) and the Royal United Services Institute, the conference was held in London on 18-19 May 2009 and focused on deterrence "to help understand and begin to develop policy frameworks that fit the current and emerging security context." Assembling some of the best minds on deterrence, the conference afforded speakers an opportunity to "invigorate this essential tool for today's policy community." In addition, the conference included two preconference "thought pieces" and two "quick looks" by AFRI personnel."--AU Press web site
The Asia-Pacific century : challenges and opportunities( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airpower and the environment : the ecological implications of modern air warfare( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Second Lieutenant Charles Wesley Chapman, Jr., December 19, 1894-May 3, 1918 by Charles Wesley Chapman( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapt or fail : the United States Air Force's role in reconstituting the Iraqi Air Force, 2004-2007 by George W Cully( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prior to its involvement with the Iraqi air force in 2004, the US Air Force (USAF) was relatively inexperienced in helping to create an air force for a partner nation. The resulting ad hoc nature of CMATT-A's operations combined with other factors to produce an untenable situation for the USAF, USAF Reserve, and other Department of Defense component advisors involved. Unfortunately, that increasingly serious situation did not garner the attention of the USAF's senior leadership until such neglect was found to be a contributing factor in an aircraft accident that took the lives of five dedicated Airmen--four USAF members and an Iraqi Air Force o cer--on 30 May 2005. This study summarizes the events that led up to that accident and the consequences that followed, including the decision to replace CMATT-A with a larger, better-resourced organization led by a USAF general officer, the recognition of the need to deploy significantly greater numbers of suitably trained USAF instructor/advisor Airmen to Iraq, and the concerted action to assist the Iraqi Air Force in obtaining more capable aircraft. These improvements took the better part of two years' analyses, preparations, investment, and adjustments. This study summarizes the essentials of that complex sequence of events. It is a story about accomplishing a demanding, unheralded mission under harrowing conditions in a foreign land
On the leadership journey : 30 conversations about leading yourself and others by José A LugoSantiago( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When you get a job to do, do it" : the airpower leadership of Lt Gen William H. Tunner by David S Hanson( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines the development and effectiveness of Lt Gen William H. Tunner's Leadership during the interwar years, World War II, and early Cold War. This thesis draws upon current Air Force leadership doctrine and proposes an Air Force Leadership framework with which to assess the relationships between personal experience, leadership competencies, leadership actions, and the results they produce. The author begins with Tunner's early experiences, to include military education, training, and operational practice. The focus then shifts to Tunner's progression in Ferrying Command and the development of his leadership competencies. Next, the author presents Tunner's leadership actions during the Hump airlift operation and the Berlin Airlift. The study concludes with a critique of Tunner based on Air Force leadership doctrine. Tunner was brilliant at improving airlift efficiency and safety, but his single-minded focus limited his leadership accomplishments. Nonetheless, his contributions to the airlift element of airpower confirm that while often underappreciated, Lieutenant General Tunner was a major force in the development of air transportation and a successful Air Force leader."--AU Press web site
Learning to leave : the preeminence of disengagement in US military strategy by R. Greg Brown( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clausewitz posited centuries ago that "no one starts a war--or rather, no one in his senses ought to do so--without first being clear in his mind what he intends to achieve by that war and how he intends to conduct it." Centuries later Robert Mandel cautioned that "perhaps the least understood, and certainly the least studied, aspect of war is how they end." Most recently, in Learning to Leave, however, R. Greg Brown has taken a historical and theoretical examination of US national military strategy and examined the two theses to cogently highlight how misconceptions about our outdated security framework hinder disengagement. For example, he finds especially outdated and appalling the nexus between the national security strategy and the national military strategy and outlines their role in extending military engagements."--AU Press web site
Airpower for strategic effect by Colin S Gray( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Airpower for strategic effect is intended to contribute to the understanding of airpower-- what it is, what it does, why it does it, and what the consequences are. This is the plot: airpower generates strategic effect. Airpower's product is strategic effect on the course of strategic history. Everything about military airpower is instrumental to the purpose of securing strategic effect."--Preface
Ideas in arms : the relationship of kinetic and ideological means in America's global war on terror by Thomas D Torkelson( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Drew Papers are dedicated to promoting the understanding of air and space power theory and application"--Drew paper no.1, p. iii
Operational design : distilling clarity from complexity for decisive action by Jeffrey M Reilly( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis takes a didactic approach. It attempts to demystify the aura surrounding operational design by presenting a theoretical framework for comprehending its fundamental precepts. The goals of this analysis are threefold: provide a methodological example for understanding and applying design, show how design enhances decision making and risk analysis, and investigate the major differences between design in major combat operations and design in counterinsurgency (COIN). The contents of this study should not be construed as either prescriptive or mechanistic. Warfare is a multifaceted entity conducted in evolving operational environments and against complex, adaptive adversaries. Design is not a sequential methodology or a simplistic checklist. It is a foundational part of operational art that provides the crucial element of structure. This heuristic examination of design simply searches for a way to explain design’s intricate structural relationships and highlight the intrinsic potential for deliberately crafting decision analysis. When commanders and staffs approach operational design from this perspective, we move one step closer to the natural masters of the art of war
The rise of air mobility and its generals by Laura L Lenderman( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Drew Papers are dedicated to promoting the understanding of air and space power theory and application"--Page iii."
Lorenz on leadership : lessons on effectively leading people, teams, and organizations by Stephen R Lorenz( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In service to the nation : Air Force Research Institute strategic concept for 2018-2023 by John Albert Shaud( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 12 September 2007, the Air University commander tasked the Air Force Research Institute to provide an "outside-the-beltway" look at what the U.S. Air Force (USAF) should look like 10-15 years from now, roughly 2018-2023. The goal of this study is to identify the enduring attributes of the nation's air, space, and cyberspace force in the context of major transitions. The study attempts to understand the value of the service's contribution to national security and, where appropriate, offer considerations for change. It is not meant to be all encompassing, but rather provides insight into the most pressing issues facing the USAF in the post-Cold War era. Binding the strategy together is a redefinition of Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power; not in a weapons systems-specific context, but rather as a framework through which the USAF serves the nation. An underlying assumption is that while major combat operations, also known as conventional campaigns, are the most dangerous to America's national interest, the conduct of irregular warfare (IW) is the most likely. Accordingly, beyond recasting Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power, the study focuses on how the USAF can contribute to winning the current fight while simultaneously maintaining the technological superiority necessary for prevailing in the future fight. In relation to the current fight, the study discusses winning IW, air mobility, air-ground integration and the planning cycle, intelligence reform, the transformation of air power thought -- including integration of unmanned aerial systems, the Total Force, and air base disaster contingency planning. In maintaining USAF technological superiority, the study focuses on acquisition reform, nuclear surety and deterrence, intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and bomber modernization, space defense in depth, and operationally responsive space and cyberspace operations
The next-generation expeditionary Air Force by Jeffrey Hukill( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance by Jason M Brown( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper proposes the purpose of ISR is to increase decision makers' understanding of and ability to influence an environment and the relationships that exist within it; ISR helps decision makers anticipate change, mitigate risk, and shape outcomes. ISR strategy, therefore, is a set of ideas that integrates organizations and balances ends, ways, and means in pursuit of that purpose. This paper will define the problem current collection management doctrine creates for implementing ISR strategy. It will then propose an alternative framework for ISR strategy using a commander's intent for ISR as a method to balance ends, ways, and means. Finally, the paper will offer practical recommendations for commanders and staffs on how to organize and operate to effectively execute ISR strategy."--Abstract
Air Force leadership study : the need for deliberate development by Karen Currie( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air force command and control : the need for increased adaptability by Jeffrey Hukill( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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