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ONLINE MATERIAL SUPPORTING SELECTED SAASS COURSES

Air University Library Course Support

DIRECTED THESIS RESEARCH

SAASS 690
AY 2019 - 2020


Objectives:
     1. To promote student growth in the areas of research, argumentation, and written expression, thus producing more
          competent strategists for the Air Force and the Nation.
     2. To contribute to the body of knowledge about strategy writ large, with particular attention to its connection to air
          power, space power, and cyber power.


Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases.  If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability.  AU students and faculty can contact the center's Web Maintainer for a password.


Internet Resources

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.  Some links may only be available on-base at Air University.

 

  • Air University Style and Author Guide
     
  • Wayne Booth     Obituary
    Gregory G. Colomb    In Memoriam
    Joseph M. Williams     Obituary
    The Craft of Research     Publisher Description     Interview with authors

     
  • Claire Kehrwald Cook     
    Line by Line:  How to Edit Your Own Writing

  • H. Ramsey Fowler
    Jane E. Aaron     
    The Little, Brown Handbook

     
  • Alexander L. George     Obituary
    Andrew Bennett     Biography
    Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences     Review 

     
  • Alec Fisher    
    The Logic of Real Arguments    Review

     
  • Richard Marius     In Memoriam
    Melvin E. Page     Biography
    A Short Guide to Writing about History     Review  

     
  • Victor C. Pellegrino     Biography
    A Writer's Guide to Powerful Paragraphs

     
  • Douglas Porch     Biography
    The Path to Victory:  The Mediterranean Theater in WWII    Review

     
  • William Strunk
    E.B. White     Biography
    The Elements of Style     Review  

     
  • Kate L. Turabian     
    A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations    Review  

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force of this web site or the information, products, or services contained therein.  For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.  Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.


Air University Library Course Support

FOUNDATIONS OF STRATEGY

SAASS 601
11 July 2019 - 26 July 2019


"The foundation of the study of strategy is the study of history, and in particular, the sub-discipline of military history."


Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases.  If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability.  AU students and faculty can contact the center's Web Maintainer for a password.


Internet Resources

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.  Some links may only be available on-base at Air University.


  • Day 1
    Thomas Kuhn     Biography
    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions     Review

     
  • Day 2
    Daniel Kahneman     Biography 1     Biography 2
    Thinking, Fast and Slow     Review     

     
  • Day 3
    Thucydides     Biography
    The Landmark Thucydides     Review 1     Review 2

     
  • Day 4
    Thucydides     Biography
    The Landmark Thudydides     Review 1     Review 2

     
  • Day 5
    Robert Jervis     Biography
    Perception and Misperception in International Politics     Review 1     Review 2 

     
  • Day 6
    Robert Axelrod    Biography
    Michael D. Cohen     Obituary
    Harnessing Complexity:  Organizational Implications of a Scientific Frontier       Review

     
  • Day 7
    Graham Allison     Biography
    Phiip Zelikow     Biography
    Essence of Decision:  Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis     Review 1     Review 2

     
  • Day 8
    Yuen Foong Khong     Biography
    Analogies at War:  Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965     Review 1     Review 2 

     
  • Day 9 
    Michael Walzer     Biography
    Just and Unjust Wars:  A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations     Review 

     
  • Day 10
    Michael Mazarr    Biography
    Leap of Faith:  Hubris, Negligence, and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy        Review

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force of this web site or the information, products, or services contained therein.  For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.  Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.

Air University Library Course Support

FOUNDATIONS OF MILITARY THEORY
SAASS 600
29 July - 23 August 2019


"This course consists of fifteen seminars divided into three conceptual groupings:  general theory, specific theory, and strategy."


Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases.  If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability.  AU students and faculty can contact the center's Web Maintainer for a password.


Internet Resources

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.  Some links may only be available on-base at Air University.

Fairchild Center Bibliographies:

Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers
Links to Air University Library resources and Internet information on twenty-four military leaders, including:  Sun Tzu, Clausewitz,JominiFullerLiddell HartMahanCorbettDouhet.


Internet Resources Available Through Air War College Gateway:

Air War College Gateway to Military Theory, Theorists & Strategy 
Includes links to home pages and other materials on:  Sun TzuClausewitzLiddell HartCorbett, and others.


Other Internet Resources:

Clausewitz
     Clausewitz Homepage

     A Wake for Clausewitz:  Toward a Philosophy of 21st-Century Warfare
     Part of Clausewitz Homepage

     Peter Paret   Biography
     Gordon Alexander Craig     In Memoriam
     Felix Gilbert     Obituary
     Makers of Modern Strategy:  From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age     Review 1     Review 2

Sun Tzu   
    Sun Zi
     from the New World Encyclopedia

     Harold Winton
     An Imperfect Jewel:  Military Theory and the Military Profession    (Article)

Jomini
    Antoine Henri Jomini
      from  Encyclopedia.com

    The Influence of Clausewitz on Jomini's Précis de l'Art de la Guerre
     MA Dissertation, King's College London by Christoph M. V. Abegglen
   
Mahan
    Mahan's Classical View and the Profession of Arms   (scroll down to pg. 104)
     by Donald D. Chipman

    Alfred Thayer Mahan   (from Encyclopedia.com)
    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783     Review
           
Corbett
    Corbett, Clausewitz, and Sun Tzu
     Article by Michael I. Handel.

     Julian S. Corbett    Biography
     Some Principles of Maritime Strategy     Description

    Sea Power Theorists
     Chapter from Christopher Bassford's book:  Clausewitz in English:  The Reception of Clausewitz in Britain
     and America, 1815-1945

Giulio Douhet
   Giulio Douhet
     from Encyclopedia.com

    The Command of the Air by Giulio Douhet:  A Military Times Classic
     Article in Military History Matters

     John Slessor    Biography 1    Biography 2
     Air Power and Armies    Review 

Liddell Hart
     Sir Basil Henry Liddell-Hart
    from the International Encyclopaedia of the First World War

   Michael Eliot Howard       Biography 1      Biography 2
     War in European History        
Review

Fuller
    J.F.C. Fuller and Basil Liddell Hart 
    Chapter 15 - Clausewitz,  by Christopher Bassford (Clausewitz Homepage)

    J.F.C. Fuller    Biography
    The Foundations of the Science of War

    Theory from Practice:  Major General J.F.C. Fuller
    Article from History Today by Brian Holden Reid.

    Everett Dolman     Biography
    Pure Strategy:  Power and Principle in the Space and Information Age     Review

    Colin Gray     Biography      
    The Strategy Bridge:  Theory for Practice     Review  (Scroll down to pg 1489)

    M.A. Gareev
    If War Comes Tomorrow?  The Contours of Future Armed Conflict         Review 

    Valery Gerasimov
    The Value of Science is in the Foresight      (article)


The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force of this web site or the information, products, or services contained therein.  For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations.  Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.

Air University Library Course Support

THE CLASSIC AGE OF AIR POWER

SAASS 627
26 August 2019 - 27 September 2019


Coming Soon !

Air University Library Course Support

FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

SAASS 632
7 October 2019 - 1 November 2019


Coming Soon !

Air University Library Course Support

AIR POWER IN THE COLD WAR

SAASS 628
12 November 2019 - 13 December 2019


Coming Soon !

Air University Library Course Support

IRREGULAR WARFARE

SAASS 644
6 January 2020 - 24 January 2020


Coming Soon !

Air University Library Course Support

TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY INNOVATION

SAASS 660
3 February 2020 - 21 February 2020


Coming Soon !

Air University Library Course Support

INFORMATION AND CYBER POWER
SAASS 667
2 March 2020 - 17 March 2020

Coming Soon!

Air University Library Course Support

SPACE POWER

SAASS 665

19 March 2020 - 3 April 2020


Coming Soon !

Air University Library Course Support

STRATEGY TO PRACTICE
SAASS 643

20 April 2020 - 8 May 2020


Coming Soon !

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