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Airwar: Essays on its Theory and Practice [NOOK Book]

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These essays cover a wide range of subjects and tell the story of air power's evolution over the past century.
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Airwar: Essays on its Theory and Practice

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Overview

These essays cover a wide range of subjects and tell the story of air power's evolution over the past century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136803116
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 735 KB

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Introduction 1
1 Giulio Douhet and the Origins of Air-Power Theory 7
2 Trenchard and 'Morale Bombing': The Evolution of Royal Air Force Doctrine before World War II 36
3 John C. Slessor and the Genesis of Air Interdiction 64
4 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Britain's Fleet Air Arm before World War II 75
5 The Impact of Technology and Design Choice on the Development of US Fighter Aircraft 86
6 Clipping the Bomber's Wings: The Geneva Disarmament Conference and the Royal Air Force, 1932-34 104
7 Air Power and Joint Operations during World War II 129
8 The B-29 Air Campaign against Japan 152
9 Air Strategy: Targeting for Effect 170
10 Precision Aerospace Power, Discrimination and the Future of War 187
11 Gradual Escalation: A Return to the Future? 199
12 The Versailles Treaty and Iraq: On the Road to Munich 202
13 Aerospace Power and the Post-Kosovo World 208
14 Strategic Implications for the Aerospace Nation 217
Index 231
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