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History of Military Aviation Series

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This series is designed to explore previously ignored facets of the history of airpower. It includes a wide variety of disciplinary approaches, scholarly perspectives, and argumentative styles. Its fundamental goal is to analyze the past, present, and potential future utility of airpower and to enhance our understanding of the changing roles played by aerial assets in the formulation and execution of national military strategies. It encompasses the incredibly diverse roles played by airpower, which include but are not limited to efforts to achieve air superiority; strategic attack; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions; airlift operations; close air support; and more. Of course, airpower does not exist in a vacuum. There are myriad terrestrial support operations required to make airpower functional, and examinations of these missions is also a goal of this series. In less than a century, airpower developed from flights measured in minutes to the ability to circumnavigate the globe without landing. Airpower has become the military tool of choice for rapid responses to enemy activity, the primary deterrent to aggression by peer competitors, and a key enabler to military missions on the land and sea. This series provides an opportunity to examine many of the key issues associated with its usage in the past and present, and to influence its development for the future. The editor of this series is Paul J. Springer, associate professor of comparative military studies at the Air Command and Staff College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base.

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Airpower Applied

by John Andreas Olsen

Selected as part of the Chief of the Royal Air Force’s Reading List 2017Selected for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s 2018 Reading List...

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Airpower Reborn

by John Andreas Olsen

A Select Title on the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies "CAS Reading List" 2016 A Select Title on the Royal Australian Air Force...

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Beyond the Beach

by Stephen A. Bourque

PRESS RELEASE: Beyond the Beach by Naval Institute Press. An important rethinking of the Normandy war narrative Beyond the Beach examines the Allied...

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The Bridge to Airpower

by Peter Dye

In the latest addition to the History of Military Aviation series, Peter Dye describes how the development of the air weapon on the Western Front...

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The Origins of American Strategic Bombing Theory

by Lt. Col. Craig F. Morris, USAF

Craig F. Morris explores the beginnings of American strategic bombing theory, why it changed over time, the factors that shaped that change, and how...

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