The Origins of American Strategic Bombing Theory

The Origins of American Strategic Bombing Theory

by Lt. Col. Craig F. Morris

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682472521
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 10/15/2017
Series: History of Military Aviation
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 700,935
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


LT. COL. CRAIG F. MORRIS, USAF, PhD is an assistant professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy where he teaches courses on world history, aviation history, military history, and the history of technology. He is a twenty-five-year veteran of the U. S. Air Force with assignments in intelligence and air campaign planning.



Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 A Late-Night Wake-Up Call in Mexico 11

Chapter 2 The War in Europe 33

Chapter 3 The Birth of American Strategic Bombing Theory 60

Chapter 4 The Hard Realities of War 86

Chapter 5 Solidifying Doctrine through History 112

Chapter 6 Strategic Bombing to the Periphery 135

Chapter 7 Marrying Technology and Doctrine 160

Chapter 8 The Triumph of the Bomber Advocates 179

Conclusion 199

Notes 207

Bibliography 229

Index 237

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