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Future missions for unmanned aerial vehicles: exploring outside the box – PIREP

Future missions for unmanned aerial vehicles: exploring outside the box – PIREP – military/air force equipment Earl “Duke” Maj. Odom Earl “Duke” Odom * Editor’s Note: Established by Gen Ronald R. Fogleman when he was chief of staff the Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Battlelab became operational on i July 1997 as part of […]

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It Ain’t New

It Ain’t New – the value of studying, and applying, military history Ike Skelton REP. IKE SKELTON (D-Mo.) [*] Editorial Abstract: What follows is wise counsel about the importance of paying attention to history. The Honorable Ike Shelton reflects on similarities among various historical events and our technological, organizational, and leadership challenges in the military […]

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Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945. . – Net Assessment

Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945. . – Net Assessment – book review Paul G. Maj. Niesen Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 by Edward B. Westermann. University Press of Kansas (http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/print bytitle.html), 2501 West 15th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66049, 2001, 448 pages, $45.00. Despite my initial impressions of the title, Flak is not a dull book […]

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Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the French Problem, 1960-1963: A Troubled Partnership. – Review

Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the French Problem, 1960-1963: A Troubled Partnership. – Review – book review Capt Sam Grable Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the French Problem, 1960-1963: A Troubled Partnership by Constantine A. Pagedas. Frank Cass Publishers (http://www.frankcass.com), 5824 N.E. Hassalo Street, Portland, Oregon 97213-3644, 2000, 308 pages, $59.50. A great deal has been written […]

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The K-767: tanker for the future – PIREP – pilot report

The K-767: tanker for the future – PIREP – pilot report – Brief Article Gilles van Nederveen Editor’s Note: PIREP is aviation shorthand for pilot report. It’s a means for one pilot to pass on current, potentially useful information to other pilots. In the same fashion, we intend to use this department to let readers […]

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A fond farewell – Prelaunch Notes – personnel management – Brief Article

A fond farewell – Prelaunch Notes – personnel management – Brief Article – Editorial Scott G. Lt. Col. Wierschke Early in the production of this issue of Aerospace Power Journal, Col Eric Ash, the (now former) editor, was named commander and president of the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and had to leave […]

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The Challenge of Change: Military Institutions and New Realities. – Review

The Challenge of Change: Military Institutions and New Realities. – Review – book review Barry H. Crane The Challenge of Change: Military Institutions and New Realities, 1918–1941 edited by Harold R. Winton and David R. Mets. University of Nebraska Press (http://www.nebraskaPress.unl.edu), 233 North 8th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0255, 2000, 247 pages, $50.00. From the end […]

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The JG 26 War Diary. – Review

The JG 26 War Diary. – Review – book review James S. Corum The JG 26 War Diary, vol. 2 (1943-45) by Donald Caldwell. Grub Street (http://www.grubstreet.co.uk), The Basement, 10 Chivalry Road, London SW11 1HT, United Kingdom, 1996, 576 pages, $49.95. With this book, a follow-up of his JG 26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe […]

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Tex Johnston: Jet-Age Test Pilot. – Review

Tex Johnston: Jet-Age Test Pilot. – Review – book review John H. Barnhill Tex Johnston: Jet-Age Test Pilot by A. M. “Tex” Johnston with Charles Barton. Smithsonian Institution Press (http://www.si.edu/sipress), 470 L’Enfant Plaza, Room 7100, Washington, D.C. 20560, 2000, 284 pages, $17.95 (paper). Tex Johnston (1914-98) was one of America’s significant aviation pioneers, and he […]

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U-Boats at War: Landings on Hostile Shores. – Review

U-Boats at War: Landings on Hostile Shores. – Review – book review Lt Youssef H. Aboul-Enein U-Boats at War: Landings on Hostile Shores by Jak P. Mallmann-Showell. Naval Institute Press (http://www.usni.org/cgi-bin/SoftGart.exe/press/press.html?E+scstore) , 2062 Generals Highway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, 2000,160 pages, $36.95. British publisher Ian Allen Limited has produced a series of slim books entitled “At […]