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Lesson 1: Airpower is Born

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Airmindedness,” in Volume 1, Basic Doctrine, 27 February 2015.

Hayden, Dale L. “Air-Mindedness.” Air and Space Power Journal 22 (Winter 2008): 44-45.

Over the Front - original aircraft footage.” YouTube video, 9:14. “Australian War Memorial,” 9 December 2008.

Davis, Richard G. HAP: Henry H. Arnold Military Aviator. Washington D.C., MD: Office of Air Force History, 1997.

Miller, Roger G. Billy Mitchell: Stormy Petrel of the Air. Washington D.C., MD: Office of Air Force History, 2004. [Note: Not available outside of the course]

Aerial Bombing of the Ostfriesland.” YouTube video, 3:09. “Ragtime Press,” 1 August 2008.

Charles Lindbergh – From New York to Paris 1927.” YouTube video, 6:16. “lagarchivist,” 21 May 2012.

First Air Refueling- Question Mark.” YouTube video, 1:49. “oisiaa,” 25 July 2013.

Air War College, ed. “US Bombing Survey, WWI (summary).” Accessed 29 May 2019.

Meilinger, Phillip S. “Giulio Douhet and the Origins of Airpower Theory.” in The Paths of Heaven: the Evolution of Airpower Theory, ed. Col Phillip S. Meilinger. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press 1997.

Finney, Robert T. History of the Air Corps Tactical School 1920-1940. Washington D.C., MD: Office of Air Force History, 1998.

Lesson 2: Airpower Comes of Age

Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “Chapter 5: The Tenets of Airpower,” in Volume 1: Basic Doctrine, 27 February 2015.

Meilinger, Philip S. Bomber: The Formation and Early Years of Strategic Air Command. Maxwell AFB: Air University Press, 2012.

B-17's Bomb Messerschmitt Factory 1943 - US Army Air Corps - Part 14.” YouTube video, 31:50. “Brenda Cooper,” 13 September 2017.

Clodfelter, Mark. “Aiming to Break Will: America’s World War II Bombing of German Morale and its Ramifications.” Journal of Strategic Studies 33 (June 2010): 401-435.

The Air War Against Japan 1942-1945 (Restored).” YouTube video, 25:03. “ZenosWarbirds,” 1 June 2015.

Wildenberg, Thomas. “Midway: Sheer Luck or Better Doctrine?Naval War College Review 58 (Winter 2005): 121-132.

Null, Gary. Weapon of Denial: Air Power and the Battle for New Guinea. Washington D.C., MD: Office of Air Force History, 1995.

War Department Field Manual (FM) 100-20, Command and Employment of Air Power, 21 July 1943.

Mortensen, Daniel R., “The Legend of Laurence Kuter: Agent of Airpower Doctrine.” In Airpower and Ground Armies: Essays on the Evolution of Anglo-American Air Doctrine, 1940-1943. Ed. Daniel R. Mortensen. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1998.

Lesson 3: Airpower Ascendant

Welsh III, Mark A. Global Vigilance, Global Reach, Global Power for America. Office of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Washington D.C., 2013

Meilinger, Philip S. Bomber: The Formation and Early Years of Strategic Air Command. Maxwell AFB: Air University Press, 2012.

Sambaluk, Nicholas M. “Bridging the Gaps: ISR in the Early Cold War.” Air University Television, 12 min., 2016, digital recording. [Not available outside of course.]

Rosenberg, Max. Ballistic Missiles, 1958-1959. Maxwell AFB, AL: USAF Historical Division Liaison Office, July 1960.

Buchonnet, Daniel. “MIRV: A Brief history of Minuteman and Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles.” Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1976.

Neufeld, Jacob, George M. Watson, and David Chenoweth, eds. Technology and the Air Force: A Retrospective Assessment. Washington, DC: Air Force History and Museums Project, 1997.

USAF Strategic Air Command: The Global Shield.” YouTube video, 24:13. “The Best Film Archives,” 28 November 2015.

Lesson 4: Airpower Limited

Haulman, Daniel L. The United States Air Force and Humanitarian Airlift Operations, 1947-1994. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air Force Historical Research Agency, 1998.

Krisinger, Chris J. “Operation Nickel Grass: Airlift in Support of National Policy.” Airpower Journal 3 (Spring 1989).

Thompson, Wayne, and Bernard C. Nalty. Within Limits: The U.S. Air Force and the Korean War. Washington, DC: Air Force History and Museums Program, 1996.

Grey, Jeffry. “Definite Limitations: The Air War in Korea, 1950-1953” in Alan Stephens, ed. The War in the Air 1914-1994. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2001.

Sambaluk, Nicholas M., “Desert Storm Panel,” Air University Television, 30 min., 2016. [Not available outside of course.]

Futrell, Frank R., et al, ed. Aces and Aerial Victories: The United States Air Force in Southeast Asia, 1965-1973, Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1976.

Fadok, David S. John Boyd and John Warden: Air Power’s Quest for Strategic Paralysis. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1995.

Lesson 5: Airpower in a Volatile World

Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “The Airman’s Perspective,” in Volume 1, Basic Doctrine, 27 February 2015.

Wilsbach, Kenneth S., and Lt Col David J. Lyle. “NATO Air Command-Afghanistan: The Continuing Evolution of Airpower Command and Control.” Air and Space Power Journal 28 (Jan-Feb 2014): 11-25.

Olsen, John Andreas. “The Quest for a New Airpower Strategy: Systemic Paralysis and Systemic Empowerment.” Air and Space Power Journal 29 (May-June 2015): 29-41.

Curtis E. Lemay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. “The Effects Based Approach to Operations,” in “Annex 3-0, Operations and Planning,” 4 November 2016.

Correll, John T. “The Assault on EBO.” Air Force Magazine 96 (January 2013): 50-54.

EBO interview at JEFX.” YouTube video, 1:47. “Red Thompson,” 6 October 2013.

Pape, Robert A. “The True Worth of Airpower.” Foreign Affairs 83 (March-April 2004): 116-130.

The White House. “Strategy to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).” 10 September 2014. Accessed 7 September 2016.

Schulz, Robert William. “Countering Extremist Groups in Cyberspace.” Joint Force Quarterly 79 (4th Quarter 2015): 54-56.

Kearn, David W. “Air-Sea Battle and China’s Anti-Access and Area Denial Challenge.” Orbis 58 (Winter 2014): 132-146.

Clodfelter, Mark. “Theory, Implementation, and the Future of Airpower.” Air and Space Power Journal 28 (Sept/Oct 2014): 118-127.

Giannetti, William. “A Common Sense Approach to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations.” Air and Space Power Journal 30 (Fall 2016): 78-82.

"SoSITE Project Paralyses Enemy Air-Defenses." YouTube Video, 3:48. DARPA, 2016.

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