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The German Army in Normandy from COBRA to the Falaise Gap

Fighting the Breakout: The German Army in Normandy from COBRA to the Falaise Gap Robert B. Kane Fighting the Breakout: The German Army in Normandy from COBRA to the Falaise Gap by Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff et al., edited by David C. Isby. Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal Limited (http://www.greenhillbooks. com), Park House, 1 Russell Gardens, […]

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Round-the-World Flights

Round-the-World Flights Scott Drinkard Round-the-World Flights, 3rd ed., by Carroll V. Glines. Brassey’s (http://www.brasseysinc.com/ index.htm), 22841 Quicksilver Drive, Dulles, Virginia 20166, 2003, 352 pages, $19.96 (soft-cover). On 28 January 1987, Friendship One, a United Boeing 747SP, departed Boeing Field, Seattle, and flew around the world in a record time of 36 hours, 54 minutes, and […]

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The emerging biocruice threat

The emerging biocruice threat Col Rex R. Kiziah The simultaneous proliferation of cruise missile delivery systems and BTW [biological and toxin warfare] production capabilities may pose a serious strategic threat in the future. Jonathan B. Tucker “The Future of Biological Warfare” THE UNITED STATES clearly demonstrated the strategic and operational effectiveness of cruise missiles to […]

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Reaching for the Stars: A New History of Bomber Command in World War II – Net Assessment

Reaching for the Stars: A New History of Bomber Command in World War II – Net Assessment – Book Review Jay Hemphill Reaching for the Stars: A New History of Bomber Command in World War II by Mark Connelly. I. B. Tauris Publishers (http://www.ibtauris.com), I. B. Tauris and Co. Ltd., 6 Salem Road, London W2 […]

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Woodbine Red Leader: a P-51 Mustang Ace in the Mediterranean Theater

Woodbine Red Leader: a P-51 Mustang Ace in the Mediterranean Theater Daniel R. Mortensen Woodbine Red Leader: A P-51 Mustang Ace in the Mediterranean Theater by George G. Loving. Ballantine Books (http://www.ballantinebooks. com), 1745 Broadway, New York, New York 10019, 2003, 292 pages, $6.99 (softcover). The attraction of this narrative of a fighter pilot in […]

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Airpower, jointness, and transformation

Airpower, jointness, and transformation Stephen O. Fought Editorial Abstract: In the second century of manned flight, airpower may well be the transforming piece of the jointness puzzle–the instrument through which ground and naval forces could be integrated. An Air War College seminar, class of 2003, studied, debated, and developed personal convictions about this argument. Grounded […]

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Fortress Ploesti: the Campaign to Destroy Hitler’s Oil Supply

Fortress Ploesti: the Campaign to Destroy Hitler’s Oil Supply Paul G. Niesen Fortress Ploesti: The Campaign to Destroy Hitler’s Oil Supply by Jay A. Stout. Casemate Publishers (http://www.casematepublishing.com), 2114 Darby Road, Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083, 2003, 224 pages, $32.95 (hardcover). Ploesti. The very mention of this area in Romania brings up visions of intense flak, nightmarish […]

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The Military History of Tsarist Russia – Net Assessment

The Military History of Tsarist Russia – Net Assessment – Book Review Lt Col Robert B. Kane The Military History of Tsarist Russia edited by Frederick W. Kagan and Robin Higham. Palgrave Macmillan (http://www.palgrave-usa.com), 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010, 2002, 272 pages, $59.95 (hardcover). This book, the first one-volume overall view in […]

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F-117 Nighthawk – Brief Article

F-117 Nighthawk – Brief Article – Book Review Louis Wessels Combat Legends, by Paul F. Crickmore. Crowood Press (http://www.crowoodpress.co.uk/780/index.asp), The Stable Block, Crowood Lane, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8, 2HR, England, 2003, 96 pages, $14.95 (softcover). One of the newest entries in Airlife Publishing’s (recently acquired by Crowood Press) Combat Legends series, F-117 Nighthawk devotes a […]

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The Militarization and Weaponization of Space

The Militarization and Weaponization of Space Brent D. Ziarnick The Militarization and Weaponization of Space by Matthew Mowthorpe. Lexington Books (http:// www.lexingtonbooks.com), 4501 Forbes Bouleyard, Suite 200, Lanham, Maryland 20706, 2003, 262 pages, $70.00 (hardcover). Matthew Mowthorpe’s The Militarization and Weaponization of Space, based on his PhD dissertation at the University of Hull’s Center for […]