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SAASS Student Support AY21


Air University Library Course Support


9 November 2020 - 11 December 2020

"SAASS 628 hopes to foster a pattern of thought and a habit of inquiry that will contribute to sound judgments about the use of air and space power in the pursuit of national objectives."

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

Andrei Cherny     Biography
The Candy Bombers:  The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour     Review 1     Review 2

Day 2

William Whitney Stueck     Biography  (Click on "Author" for short biography)
Rethinking the Korean War:  A New Diplomatic and Strategic History       Review      Publisher Overview

Day 3

Conrad Crane     Biography      Curriculum Vitae
American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950-1953    Review 1     Review 2 

Day 4

Xiaoming Zhang     Biography     (click on "Dept. of Strategy" scroll down to last entry)
Red Wings over the Yalu:  China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea     Review 1      Review 2 

Day 5

Bernard Brodie     Tribute    Obituary
Strategy in the Missile Age      Review 1     Review 2 

Day 6

Edward Kaplan     
To Kill Nations:  American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction     Review 1     Review 2 

Day 7

Walter A. McDougall     Biography
The Heavens and the Earth:  A Political History of the Space Age     Review

Day 8

SAIS Decision - Making Exercise Handouts

Day 9

Mark Clodfelter     
The Limits of Air Power:  The American Bombing of North Vietnam    Review 1     Review 2

Day 10

Stephen Randolph        Biography    Interview and Discussions  (C-SPAN Video Library)
Powerful and Brutal Weapons:  Nixon, Kissinger, and the Easter Offensive     Review

Day 11

Merle L. Pribbenow     Biography
William J. Duiker      
Victory in Vietnam:  The Official History of the People's Army of Vietnam, 1954-1975      Review 1      Review 2

Day 12

James Kitfield    Biography
Prodigal Soldiers:  How the Generation of Officers Born of Vietnam Revolutionized the American Style of War    Review

Day 13

Lawrence Freedman     Biography
Efraim Karsh      Biography
The Gulf Conflict, 1990-1991:  Diplomacy and War in the New World Order      Review 1       Review 2

Day 14

John Andreas Olsen    Biography    (Includes review of the book)
Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm    Review 1      Review 2

Day 15

Dag Henriksen   Biography   (Scroll Down to pg xx)
NATO's Gamble:  Combining Diplomacy and Airpower in the Kosovo Crisis, 1998-1999    Review 1     Review 2

Day 16

John Andreas Olsen    Short Biography
A History of Air Warfare    Review 1    Review 2

Day 17

Jeffrey A. Larsen     Biography
Kerry M. Kartchner     Biography
On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Century     Review 

Day 18

David T. Courtwright      Biography
Sky as Frontier:  Adventure, Aviation, and Empire        Review 1        Review 2

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