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Thoughts on War

Phillip S. Meilinger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In these provocative essays, military historian Phillip Meilinger explores timeless issues. Beginning with an iconoclastic look at the ideas of Carl von Clausewitz, Meilinger sees an unfortunate ... 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


Cunning in War

Priya Satia

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wartime application of the intuitive intelligence mode in new domains, including policing, colonial administration, and military tactics. The intelligence strategy morphed ... More


The Emergence of Covert Warfare

Austin Carson

in Secret Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181769
eISBN:
9780691184241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181769.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the confluence of political, technological, and social changes that prompted the emergence of covert military intervention as an escalation-control technique. It lays the ... More


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

Edward Kaplan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452482
eISBN:
9780801455506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452482.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1945 and 1950, the United States had a global nuclear monopoly. The A-bomb transformed the nation's strategic airpower and saw the Air Force displace the Navy at the front line of US defense. ... More


The Mutable Nature of War

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/9780813178899.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The third chapter was written after listening to several ground officers and historians argue that the nature of war was unchanging and immutable. One stated that war as experienced by an ancient ... More


Starting with a Blank Sheet: Principles of War for a New Century

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/9780813178899.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Determining principles of war and the mental effort required to articulate them are important for military officers. During a crisis when time is short and there are many demands on our attention, we ... More


Summation: The Emergence of a Paradigm

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/9780813178899.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

The final chapter is an overview of the entire book, which leads to a new paradigm of war. Starting with a past overemphasis on bloody battle inherited from Clausewitz, it then proceeds through ... More


Sustaining Disruption: The Creation of the Air University and the Air Force Academy, 1918–1955

John T. Farquhar

in Educating Air Forces: Global Perspectives on Airpower Learning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180243
eISBN:
9780813180250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180243.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes the evolution of military education at the RCAF Staff College in the decade following the Second World War by stressing the multifaceted approach which relied on the three ... More


Educating Strategic Leaders: The Foundations of Strategic Level PME at the Canadian Forces College

Paul T. Mitchell

in Educating Air Forces: Global Perspectives on Airpower Learning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180243
eISBN:
9780813180250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180243.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter revisits the thinking of the U.S. militaries' late 20th century air power theorists Colonels John Boyd and John Warden and recent experiences and learning about 'small wars' and counter ... 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


Not Only Above, But Among: American Airpower and Leadership into the Twenty-First Century

William Waddell

in Landpower in the Long War: Projecting Force After 9/11

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177571
eISBN:
9780813177588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177571.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Since 9/11 the Air Force has been compelled, sometimes reluctantly, to adopt a subsidiary role to US landpower in the various wars against terror. This process has left the notion of Airpower and Air ... More


The Balloon Prospect: Aerostatic Observation and the Emergence of Militarised Aeromobility

Caren Kaplan

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on how airpower played a major role in generating what Peter Adey has termed ‘aerial life’, a culture that promotes national identity and security through activities related to ... More


NATO’s Intervention

Frederic Wehrey

in The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190210960
eISBN:
9780190492151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210960.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores NATO’s air campaign and the partnership between NATO states and Libyan revolutionaries. It examines the role of former Libyan military officers in staffing command posts and ... More


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