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American Volunteer Fighter Pilots in the RAF, 1937-43. . – Net Assessment

American Volunteer Fighter Pilots in the RAF, 1937-43. . – Net Assessment – book review Philip D. Brig. Gen. Caine American Volunteer Fighter Pilots in the RAF, 1937-43, Classic Colours American Eagles, sec. 1, by Tony Holmes. Classic Publications (http:// www.classic-books.co.uk), Friars Gate Farm, Mardens Hill, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1XH, England, 2001, 128 pages, […]

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A Light Dawns The Airborne Laser

A Light Dawns The Airborne Laser – U.S. Air Force weapons system program Gilles Van Nederveen 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 […]

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The Ethical Problem in Pluralistic Societies and Dr. Toner’s “Mistakes”

The Ethical Problem in Pluralistic Societies and Dr. Toner’s “Mistakes” DR. ALEXANDRE S. da ROCHA Editorial Abstract: How can the military instill high ethical standards in its members when these standards appear to be in social decline? Are military cultures out of touch with the people they protect? First published in the Portuguese edition of […]

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Air Force Transformation Past, Present, and Future

Air Force Transformation Past, Present, and Future – restructuring of military air force and defense systems David A. Deptula DAVID A. DEPTULA [*] Editor’s Note: PIREP is aviation shorthand for pilot report. Its a means for one pilot to pass on current, potentially useful information to other pilots. In the same fashion, we intend to […]

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Strategy, Air Strike and Small Nations. – Review

Strategy, Air Strike and Small Nations. – Review – book review Phillip S. Meilinger Strategy, Air Strike and Small Nations by Shaun Clarke. Air Power Studies Centre (http://www.defence.gov.au/aerospacecentre), RAAF Base, Fairbairn ACT 2600, Australia, 1999, 204 pages (softbound). This is one of the freshest and most original books on airpower theory I have read in […]

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Ricochets and Replies

Ricochets and Replies – Letter to the Editor SPACE DEBRIS APJ continues to stimulate aerospace integration with great material like Col Jonathan W. Campbell’s “Using Lasers to Remove Orbital Debris” (Winter 2000). Such ideas are exactly what we need as we evaluate the Air Force’s core missions in space beyond force enhancement and space support. […]

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Flags of Our Fathers. – Review

Flags of Our Fathers. – Review – book review Gary Pounder Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers. Bantam Books (http://www.randomhouse.com), 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10103, May 2000, 376 pages, $24.95 (hardcover). It remains the transcendent image of World War II: six US marines–actually five marines and a Navy […]

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The Operational Art of War: Century of Warfare – Software Review

The Operational Art of War: Century of Warfare – Software Review – Evaluation J. P. Hunerwadel The Operational Art of War: Century of Warfare. CD-ROM. TalonSoft (http://www.talonsoft.com), P.O. Box 632, Forest Hills, Maryland 21050, 1998-2000, $39.95. Minimum system requirements: Pentium 133 or higher, Windows 95/98, 16-bit High Color or SVGA graphics, 16 MB RAM (32 […]

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Shades of Sentinel? National Missile Defense, Then and Now

Shades of Sentinel? National Missile Defense, Then and Now Charles E. Costanzo Editorial Abstract: Due to emerging long-range missile threats, US officials are seeking changes in the ABM Treaty. However, this proposal is similar to that of the 1967 Sentinel Plan, and dangers that Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara warned against years ago could […]

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The Collapse of Communism. – Review

The Collapse of Communism. – Review – book review Glenn Leinbach The Collapse of Communism edited by Lee Edwards. Hoover Institution Press (http://www-hoover. stanford.edu/presswebsite/hooverpresS2.html), Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305-6010, January 2000, 207 pages, $18.95 (paper). There are several reasons for reading The Collapse of Communism, not the least of which is the impressive array of […]