Airpower in small wars

fighting insurgents and terrorists
Author: James S. Corum,Wray R. Johnson
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 507
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The use of airpower in wartime calls to mind the massive bombings of World War II, but airplanes have long been instrumental in small wars as well. Ever since its use by the French to put down rebellious Moroccan tribes in 1913, airpower has been employed to fight in limited but often lengthy small conflicts around the globe. This is the first comprehensive history of airpower in small wars--conflicts pitting states against non-state groups such as insurgents, bandits, factions, and terrorists--tracing it from the early years of the twentieth century to the present day. It examines dozens of conflicts with strikingly different scenarios: the Greek Civil War, the Philippine Anti-Huk campaign, French and British colonial wars, the war in South Vietnam before the American escalation, counterinsurgency in southern Africa, Latin American counterguerrilla operations, and counterinsurgency and counterterrorist campaigns in the Middle East over the last four decades. For each war, the authors describe the strategies employed on both sides of the conflict, the air forces engaged, and the specific airpower tactics employed. They discuss the ground campaigns and provide the political background necessary to understand the air campaigns, and in each case they judge the utility of airpower in its broadest sense. In their historic sweep, they show how forms of airpower evolved from planes to police helicopters, aircraft of the civilian air reserve, and today's unmanned aircraft. They also disclose how small wars after World War II required new strategies, operational solutions, and tactics. By taking this broad view of small-war airpower, the authors are able to make assessments about the mosteffective and least effective means of employing airpower. They offer specific conclusions ranging from the importance of comprehensive strategy to the need for the United States and its allies to expand small-wars training progra

Military Strategy, Joint Operations, and Airpower

An Introduction
Author: Ryan Burke,Michael Fowler,Kevin McCaskey
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626166234
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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An ideal textbook for classes on modern airpower and joint operations.

The Small Wars of the United States, 1899-2009

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Benjamin R. Beede
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415988888
Category: History
Page: 528
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Rev. ed. of: Intervention and counterinsurgency / Benjamin R. Beede.

Tense Future

Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form
Author: Paul K. Saint-Amour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266295
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 368
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We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.

The Air Force role in low-intensity conflict


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781428928275
Category:
Page: N.A
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Air power in three wars


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781428982109
Category:
Page: N.A
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Modern Military Strategy

An Introduction
Author: Elinor C. Sloan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136345647
Category: History
Page: 160
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This textbook provides a coherent introduction to post-Cold War and post-9/11 military theory for upper-level students seeking an initial understanding of strategic studies. In the contemporary period there has been significant and growing interest among students about international security issues. While many publications focus on one particular aspect of military strategy, there is no single volume that provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of strategic thought in this new era. Modern Military Strategy will fill this gap in the literature, with chapters on the conduct of war in each of the naval, land, air, space and cyber dimensions, and on nuclear strategy, and irregular war and counterinsurgency. The text concludes by identifying crosscutting trends, statements, and principles which may form the basis of a modern, general theory of war. This book will be essential reading for students of strategic studies, war studies and military history, and highly recommended for students of security studies and international relations in general.

A History of Air Warfare


Author: John Andreas Olsen
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597974331
Category: History
Page: 488
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An overview of air power's history and effectiveness, by the top experts in the field

Special Operations and Strategy

From World War II to the War on Terrorism
Author: James D. Kiras
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135989885
Category: History
Page: 256
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James D. Kiras shows how a number of different special operations, in conjunction with more conventional military actions, achieve and sustain strategic effect(s) over time. In particular, he argues that the root of effective special operations lies in understanding the relationship existing between moral and material attrition at the strategic level. He also presents a theoretical framework for understanding how special operations achieve strategic effects using a unique synthesis of strategic theory and case studies. This study shows how the key to understanding how special operations reside in the concept of strategic attrition and in the moral and material nature of strategy. It also highlights major figures such as Carl von Clausewitz, Hans Delbrück, and Mao Zedong, who understood these complexities and were experts in eroding an enemy’s will to fight. These and other examples provide a superb explanation of the complexities of modern strategy and the place of special operations in a war of attrition. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars with an interest in special forces and of strategic and military studies in general.

The future of air power in the aftermath of the Gulf War


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781428992818
Category:
Page: N.A
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Air Power in the Age of Total War


Author: John Buckley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135362769
Category: History
Page: 269
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Warfare in the first half of the 20th century was fundamentally and irrovocably altered by the birth and subsequent development of air power. This work assesses the role of air power in changing the face of battle on land and sea. Utilizing late-1990s research, the author demonstrates that the phenomenon of air power was both a cause and a crucial accelerating factor contributing to the theory and practice of total war. For instance, the expansion of warfare to the homefront was a direct result of bombing and indirectly due to the extent of national economic mobilization required to support first rate air power status. In addition, the move away from the principle of total war with the onset of the Cold War and the replacement of air power by ICBMs is thoroughly examined. This work should provide students of international history, war studies, defence and strategic studies with an insight into 20th-century warfare.

Resisting Rebellion

The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency
Author: Anthony James Joes
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081313806X
Category: History
Page: 360
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In Resisting Rebellion, Anthony James Joes's discussion of insurgencies ranges across five continents and spans more than two centuries. Analyzing examples from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, he identifies recurrent patterns and offers useful lessons for future policymakers. Insurgencies arise from many sources of discontent, including foreign occupation, fraudulent elections, and religious persecution, but they also stem from ethnic hostilities, the aspirations of would-be elites, and traditions of political violence. Because insurgency is as much a political phenomenon as a military one, effective counterinsurgency requires a thorough understanding of the insurgents' motives and sources of support. Clear political aims must guide military action if a counterinsurgency is to be successful and establish a lasting reconciliation within a deeply fragmented society.

The role of airpower in the Iran-Iraq War


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428993304
Category:
Page: N.A
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Drugs and Contemporary Warfare


Author: Paul Rexton Kan
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597972568
Category: History
Page: 193
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Broad coverage of the role of drugs in warfare and counterterrorism

Kernwaffen und auswärtige Politik


Author: Henry Kissinger
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg
ISBN: 9783486416626
Category: Nuclear warfare
Page: 420
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Ethics and Airpower in World War II

The British Bombing of German Cities
Author: Stephen A. Garrett
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312164539
Category: History
Page: 256
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This book analyzes the attitudes that various people and groups in Britain took toward area bombing, giving particular attention to the small band of dissenters. At the same time the book offers its own moral critique of area bombing, not just on traditional ethical grounds but also in terms of its dubious military rationale.

Aerial Warfare

The Battle for the Skies
Author: Frank Ledwidge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198818130
Category: History
Page: 208
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Aerial warfare has dominated western war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Frank Ledwidge offers a sweeping look at the history of air warfare, introducing the major battles, crises, and controversies where air power has taken centre stage, and the changes in technology and air power capabilities over time. Highlighting the role played by air power in the First and Second World Wars, he also sheds light on the lesser-known theatres where the roles of air forces have been clearly decisive in conflicts, in Africa, South America, and Asia. Along the way, Ledwidge asks key questions about the roles air power can deliver, and whether it is conceptually different from other forms of combat. Considering whether bombing has ever been truly effective, he discusses whether wars can be won from the air, and concludes by analyzing whether there is a future for manned air power, or if it is inevitable that drones will dominate twenty-first century war in the air.

Middle East Air Power in the 21st Century


Author: Tim Ripley
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1848840993
Category: History
Page: 459
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Beskriver detaljeret en række mellemøstlige landes flystyrker.

Russian Aviation and Air Power in the Twentieth Century


Author: John Greenwood,Von Hardesty,Robin Higham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113525186X
Category: History
Page: 336
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In the light of new archival material the editors take a fresh look at Russian aviation in the twentieth century. Presenting a comprehensive view of Russian aviation, from its genesis in the late czarist period to the present era, the approach is essentially chronological with a major emphasis on the evolution of military aviation. The contributions are diverse, with appropriate attention to civilian and institutional themes.

Die deutsche Kriegswirtschaft 1939-1945


Author: Alan S. Milward
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486703706
Category: History
Page: 184
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"Milward liefert uns ein genaues Bild der hitlerdeutschen Wirtschaftstheorie und -praxis, sowohl die Vorbereitung wie die Führung des Krieges betreffend... Er hat ein Werk von höchster Qualität geschrieben. Eine fast durchweg glänzende Handhabung der Quellen und ein ungewöhnlich klarer Stil machen die Lektüre zu einem Gewinn und Genuss." Michael Hurst, Oxford Magazine "Eine gründliche und selbst im klug ausgewählten Detail fesselnde Darstellung." Karl Heinz Wocker, Stuttgarter Zeitung