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Reorganization after the Storm

Brian D. Laslie

in The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This brief chapter discusses how the USAF came to the conclusion that separate “strategic” and “tactical” commands were no longer necessary and therefore created the all-encompassing Air Combat ... More


USAF Pilot Training and the Air War in Vietnam

Brian D. Laslie

in The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The first chapter functions as an introduction to the work. It begins by focusing on the role of tactical air power in Vietnam, with particular emphasis on air-to-air engagements. The chapter ... More


Analysis, Intelligence, and Targeting in Strategic Air Operations

Phillip S. Meilinger

in Thoughts on War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter recounts the history of Operations Research, intelligence, and their effects on the strategic bombing campaigns of World War II and beyond. Airmen use different weapons employed against ... More


Tactical Diversions

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter shows how the struggle for influence over thermonuclear weapons moved onto new territory, where many of those who had opposed the decision to develop the Super expressed their continuing ... More


The Fantastic Compression of Time

Edward Kaplan

in To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452482
eISBN:
9780801455506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452482.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The most important change to the air-atomic strategy in the 1950s was the compression of time. The “time factor” forced the Strategic Air Command (SAC) to act ever more rapidly: defensively so to ... More


Difficult relations

Ken Young

in The American Bomb in Britain: Us Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719086755
eISBN:
9781526115300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the relations within the USAF command structure and between American commanders and the British. While the aircraft of Strategic Air Command deployed to the British airbases, ... More


The Rise and Decline of Defense Programs

Peter J. Westwick

in Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Murray's successor as director of JPL, Lew Allen. A native small-town Texan, Allen had graduated from West Point in 1946 and served in the Strategic Air Command. He then ... More


Searching for bases

Ken Young

in The American Bomb in Britain: Us Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719086755
eISBN:
9781526115300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter recounts American post-war planning in the light of possible conflict with the Soviet Union, and explains why forward bases in Britain were seen as essential to the atomic strike that ... More


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