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a model for EU/NATO defense force integration

The Benelux Deployable Air Task Force: a model for EU/NATO defense force integration Dave L. Orr Editorial Abstract: Colonel Orr observes the success of Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg in combining aspects of their individual military strengths to create the Benelux Deployable Air Task Force, a rapid-response expeditionary capability. The success of this initiative offers one […]

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Fortune Favors the Brave: The Story of First Force Recon. . – Touch and Go

Fortune Favors the Brave: The Story of First Force Recon. . – Touch and Go – book review Rich Bellshot Fortune Favors the Brave: The Story of First Force Recon by Bruce F. Meyers. Naval Institute Press (http://www.usni.org), 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402, 2000, 256 pages, $32.95. In Fortune Favors the Brave, Col Bruce […]

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Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon

Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon Michael P. Kleiman Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon by Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan, with Bert Vis. University of Nebraska Press (http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu), 233 North 8th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0255, 9003, 972 pages, $40.00 (hardcover), $25.00 (softcover). On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong […]

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A Discussion of the Russian Journal Military Thought

Post-Soviet Military Theory and Strategy: A Discussion of the Russian Journal Military Thought Youssef Aboul-Enein Post-Soviet Military Theory and Strategy: A Discussion of the Russian Journal Military Thought East View Publications (http://www.eastview. com), 3020 Harbor Lane North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55447. The Soviet Union has produced many notable military thinkers such as V. K. Triandafilov and […]

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The Evolution of Operational Warfare

Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare James H. Clifford Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare by Robert M. Citino. University Press of Kansas (http://www.kansaspress.ku. edu), 2501 West 15th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66049-3905, 2004, 424 pages, $39.95 (hardcover). Army Field Manual 3-0, Operations, June 2001, defines operational warfare as “the […]

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Electromagnetic applications of biomimetic research

Electromagnetic applications of biomimetic research Morley O. Stone FOR THE PAST several years, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has been developing sensors capable of detecting electromagnetic radiation across the spectrum–from the infrared (IR), through the visible, and into the ultraviolet regions. These sensors have become integral parts of military weapons systems as well as […]

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Words and weapons: the power of discourse

Words and weapons: the power of discourse Edith A. Disler Editorial Abstract: Air Force culture favors technological and quantifiable solutions to most problems. However the methods by which information gets disseminated are as important as the technology used, and the accurate flow of information and data is critical to air and space power. As the […]

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establishing the Air and Space Expeditionary Force Training Center

Train like we fight, fight like we train: establishing the Air and Space Expeditionary Force Training Center Bradley D. Spacy Editorial Abstract: As the air and space expeditionary force concept of operations transforms the Air Force, training must evolve to meet new operational requirements. Lieutenant Colonels Spacy and Trapp offer a detailed proposal for an […]

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Emotional intelligence: implications for all United States Air Force leaders

Emotional intelligence: implications for all United States Air Force leaders – Features Sharon M. Latour Editorial Abstract: Emotional intelligence and its five domains of empathy, handling relationships, self-awareness, managing emotions, and motivating oneself constitute a set of learned, interpersonal abilities that allow leaders to become highly effective. The authors outline the characteristics of emotional intelligence […]

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Rolling the Iron Dice: Historical Analogies and Decisions to Use Military Force in Regional Contingencies – Net Assessment

Rolling the Iron Dice: Historical Analogies and Decisions to Use Military Force in Regional Contingencies – Net Assessment – Book Review Youssef H. Aboul-Enein Rolling the Iron Dice: Historical Analogies and Decisions to Use Military Force in Regional Contingencies by Scot Macdonald. Greenwood Publishing Group (http://info.greenwood.com), 88 Post Road West, Westport, Connecticut 06881-5007, 2000, 247 […]