The Air Force Way of War

The Air Force Way of War

After its separation from the U.S. Army in 1947, the air force clearly focused on building, and billing itself as, a strategic force. This made sense in the 1950s and 1960s, given the geopolitical realities of the time, ...

Author: Brian D. Laslie

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813160863

Category: History

Page: 260

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On December 18, 1972, more than one hundred U.S. B-52 bombers flew over North Vietnam to initiate Operation Linebacker II. During the next eleven days, sixteen of these planes were shot down and another four suffered heavy damage. These losses soon proved so devastating that Strategic Air Command was ordered to halt the bombing. The U.S. Air Force's poor performance in this and other operations during Vietnam was partly due to the fact that they had trained their pilots according to methods devised during World War II and the Korean War, when strategic bombers attacking targets were expected to take heavy losses. Warfare had changed by the 1960s, but the USAF had not adapted. Between 1972 and 1991, however, the Air Force dramatically changed its doctrines and began to overhaul the way it trained pilots through the introduction of a groundbreaking new training program called "Red Flag." In The Air Force Way of War, Brian D. Laslie examines the revolution in pilot instruction that Red Flag brought about after Vietnam. The program's new instruction methods were dubbed "realistic" because they prepared pilots for real-life situations better than the simple cockpit simulations of the past, and students gained proficiency on primary and secondary missions instead of superficially training for numerous possible scenarios. In addition to discussing the program's methods, Laslie analyzes the way its graduates actually functioned in combat during the 1980s and '90s in places such as Grenada, Panama, Libya, and Iraq. Military historians have traditionally emphasized the primacy of technological developments during this period and have overlooked the vital importance of advances in training, but Laslie's unprecedented study of Red Flag addresses this oversight through its examination of the seminal program.
Categories: History

Strategic Cultures in Europe

Strategic Cultures in Europe

The post-accession Defense Strategy and Model 2010, providing the first fundamental defense transformation blueprint, clearly paved the way to a force built for the full spectrum of NATO missions. The strategy stipulates that Slovakia ...

Author: Heiko Biehl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783658011680

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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European countries work together in crisis management, conflict prevention and many other aspects of security and defence policy. Closer cooperation in this policy arena seems to be the only viable way forward to address contemporary security challenges. Yet, despite the repeated interaction, fundamental assumptions about security and defence remain remarkably distinct across European nations. This book offers a comparative analysis of the security and defence policies of all 27 EU member states and Turkey, drawing on the concept of ‘strategic culture’, in order to examine the chances and obstacles for closer security and defence cooperation across the continent. Along the lines of a consistent analytical framework, international experts provide case studies of the current security and defence policies in Europe as well as their historical and cultural roots. ​
Categories: Social Science

American Aviation

American Aviation

In March the Air Force waived the weight limitations on four Beavers for Potential Market the Army . ... according to the restrictions way to becoming a big and important factor in aviation and as a purchaser laid down four years ago .

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ISBN: UOM:39015019913790

Category: Aeronautics

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Issues for include Annual air transport progress issue.
Categories: Aeronautics

The Effects of Budget Cuts on the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Changes in the Consumer Price Index

The Effects of Budget Cuts on the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Changes in the Consumer Price Index

Household surveys The Commission carried out an extensive review of the Nation's monthly labor force survey ( the Current Population Survey , or CPS ) and made several recommendations for revisions in the way certain labor force ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations

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ISBN: UCR:31210024748590

Category: Consumer price indexes

Page: 364

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Categories: Consumer price indexes

Modern Liberty and Its Discontents

Modern Liberty and Its Discontents

rule was burdensome and even in certain ways tyrannical, the great French liberal political philosopher Montesquieu, perhaps the most judicious defender of modern liberty, ... (By the way, it is because force disregards the principle ...

Author: Pierre Manent

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780585120157

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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In this book, distinguished French philosopher Pierre Manent addresses a wide range of subjects, including the Machiavellian origins of modernity, Tocqueville's analysis of democracy, the political role of Christianity, the nature of totalitarianism, and the future of the nation-state. As a whole, the book constitutes a meditation on the nature of modern freedom and the permanent discontents which accompany it. Manent is particularly concerned with the effects of modern democracy on the maintenance and sustenance of substantial human ties. Modern Liberty and its Discontents is both an important contribution to an understanding of modern society, and a significant contribution to political philosophy in its own right.
Categories: Philosophy

Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Since the whole sentence is either true or false , this method would allow only two possible ways of analysis of illocutionary force . Both are unsatisfactory : first , the illocutionary force is part of the expressed proposition - but ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078405639

Category: Science

Page: 726

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Categories: Science

Professional Journal of the United States Army

Professional Journal of the United States Army

CONCENTRATION OF FORCE Lieutenant Colonel M. A. Solomon , Field Artillery Instructor , Command and General Staff ... He must then use the military effort at his disposal to force the battle to swing the way he wants it . sure way to ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435029220209

Category: Military art and science

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Categories: Military art and science

Figurative Language

Figurative Language

Other basic schemas we could list are Path, Force, Counterforce, Balance, Control, Cycle, In/ Out, ... environment and also the ways in which the environment may affect us (by exerting force) and call for a counterforce to be applied.

Author: Barbara Dancygier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107782778

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This lively introduction to figurative language explains a broad range of concepts, including metaphor, metonymy, simile, and blending, and develops new tools for analyzing them. It coherently grounds the linguistic understanding of these concepts in basic cognitive mechanisms such as categorization, frames, mental spaces, and viewpoint; and it fits them into a consistent framework which is applied to cross-linguistic data and also to figurative structures in gesture and the visual arts. Comprehensive and practical, the book includes analyses of figurative uses of both word meanings and linguistic constructions. • Provides definitions of major concepts • Offers in-depth analyses of examples, exploring multiple levels of complexity • Surveys figurative structures in different discourse genres • Helps students to connect figurative usage with the conceptual underpinnings of language • Goes beyond English to explore cross-linguistic and cross-modal data
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Notes on the Operations round Shanghai in 1862 63 64 Extracted from a series of papers by various authors

Notes on the Operations round Shanghai in 1862 63 64   Extracted from a series of papers by various authors

Singpoo was taken by Ward's foreign - officered force of Chinese , on the 17th August , 1862 . ... rich merchants of Shanghai , and support was also given him by the British authorities in the way of allowing him to purchase old arms .

Author: Charles George Gordon

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ISBN: BL:A0021869680

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Paper

Paper

... since Railly and Howard (1962) and Stratford (1967) proposed simple integral methods of calculating the (axial) ... on the "force defect" terms that arise in the integral equation for the boundary layer (i.e. the way the blade force ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015013043735

Category: Mechanical engineering

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Categories: Mechanical engineering