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The Empire of the Air

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 traces the literary response to the seductive futurist appeal and colonialist genealogy of air power in two World Wars. After the Great War, the “empire of the air” was celebrated as a ... More


Air Power As Police Power I

Mark Neocleous

in War Power, Police Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is the first of two on air power. This chapter focuses on colonial bombing campaigns as an exercise of air power and examines the ways in which these campaigns were understood as police ... More


Speed Metal, Slow Tropics, Cold War: Alcoa in the Caribbean

Mimi Sheller

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the production and marketing of aluminum as a carrier of uneven global modernities, thus highlighting the ways in which mobility and immobilization were simultaneously created ... More


Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Patrick Deer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book remaps the history of British war culture by insisting on the centrality and importance of the literature of the Second World War. Offering an account of the emergence of modern war ... More


“To Protect and Defend”: World War II

István Hargittai

in The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178456
eISBN:
9780199787012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178456.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

By the start of World War II, the Martians had become involved in politics. They helped the United States get ready for modern warfare, including advancements in air power, the atomic bomb, and an ... More


Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Priya Satia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book offers a cultural history of British intelligence–gathering in the Middle East in the era of World War One and its consequences in British literary and political culture and military and ... More


Air Power As Police Power II

Mark Neocleous

in War Power, Police Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Taking up the argument from the previous chapter concerning air power as police power, this chapter looks at no-fly zones as the perfect accompaniment for drones. The chapter takes a long historical ... More


Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Brian D. Laslie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169989
eISBN:
9780813174068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169989.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Only the most ardent of air power historians know the name of General Laurence S. Kuter, despite the fact he welded a B-17 group into a cohesive fighting force, was the deputy commander of allied ... More


Introduction

Phil Haun (ed.)

in Lectures of the Air Corps Tactical School and American Strategic Bombing in World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176789
eISBN:
9780813176819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176789.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introduction describes the strategic bombing mission of the US Army Air Forces’ Eighth Air Force against the Fock-Wulfe plant at Bremen, Germany, on April 17, 1943, assessing the use of ... More


The United States versus Serbia: Bosnia and Kosovo

Phil Haun

in Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804792837
eISBN:
9780804795074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792837.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines two crises of the US against the Bosnian Serbs and Serbia in 1992 and 1999, respectively. In both cases, coercive diplomacy failed but coercion ultimately succeeded. The first ... More


Air Power versus Ground Forces: Deterrence at the Operational Level of War

Phil Haun

in Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190908645
eISBN:
9780190909604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908645.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Classical deterrence concepts were developed to prevent nuclear war, for obvious reasons, and thus tend to focus on high-stakes crisis bargaining, or “chicken” games, to both threaten and avoid ... More


The Air Corps Tactical School

Brian D. Laslie

in Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169989
eISBN:
9780813174068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169989.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The intellectual underpinnings for the development of American air power after the First World War took place at the Air Corps Tactical School, located at Langley Field, Virginia from 1920 to 1931 ... More


The Kosovo Crisis and the Evolution of a Post-Cold War European Security: The Evolution of Post Cold War European Security

Martin A. Smith and Paul Latawski

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059797
eISBN:
9781781700631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059797.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conflict in Kosovo represents a significant watershed in post-Cold War international security. Interpreting its political and operational significance should reveal important clues for ... More


1945

Tonny Banham

in We Shall Suffer There: Hong Kong's Defenders Imprisoned, 1942-45

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099609
eISBN:
9789882207677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099609.003.0067
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the year when the prisoners of war (POWs) were freed from their Japanese oppressors. This seemed evident in the inability of the Japanese to protect and adequately feed their ... More


Air and Space Warfare

Christian F. Anrig

in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198790501
eISBN:
9780191831737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790501.003.0034
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Through the prism of post-cold-war air campaigns, differing national positions of contributing European air forces, as well as their relative weights and evolving capabilities, are gauged. Since ... More


Prevail

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/9780801452482.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter reviews existing schools of scholarship that describe airpower's evolving role in conflict and informs the book's discussion of the origins of air-atomic theory. It argues ... More


Conclusion

Wray R. Johnson

in Biplanes at War: US Marine Corps Aviation in the Small Wars Era, 1915-1934

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177045
eISBN:
9780813177076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177045.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The conclusion brings the narrative to an end by discussing why the experience of the US Marine Corps in the small wars era matters and how that experience can be applied to the employment of ... More


Air Power

George Perkovich and Toby Dalton

in Not War, Not Peace?: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199467495
eISBN:
9780199087112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467495.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyses the logic and capabilities that would be involved in an Indian strategy focusing on limited, airborne operations against Pakistan, including the potential benefits, risks, and ... More


War Without Reason: Something Just Short of War

David Betz

in Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190264857
eISBN:
9780190618513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter critiques the popular concept of cyberwar arguing that both the threat it represents to major powers, as well as its efficacy as a weapon against others has been dramatically over ... More


Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

Phil Haun

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804792837
eISBN:
9780804795074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792837.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book considers why with its tremendous military advantage the United States so often fails to coerce much weaker states. The answer frequently resides in the large asymmetry in power which ... More


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