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SAASS Student Support AY23


Air University Library Course Support


27 October 2022 - 29 November 2022

"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 Database Request Page for a password.

Internet Resources

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.

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

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

Day 3

Xiaoming Zhang     
Red Wings over the Yalu:  China, the Soviet Union, and the Air War in Korea     Review 1      Review 2 

Day 4

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

Day 5

SAIS Decision - Making Exercise Handouts

Day 6

James A. Warren         About the Author
Year of the Hawk:  America's Descent into Vietnam, 1965       Review       Publisher Description

Benjamin S. Lambeth       Biography
The Transformation of American Air Power       Review

Day 7

Stephen Randolph        Biography  (may not open in .mil)   Interview and Discussions  (C-SPAN Video Library)
Powerful and Brutal Weapons:  Nixon, Kissinger, and the Easter Offensive     Review   Publisher Description

Day 8

Lien-Hang Nguyen   Biography
Hanoi's War:  An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam     Review 1     Review 2

Day 9

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

Day 10

Joseph T. Stanik         Biography
El Dorado Canyon:  Reagan's Undeclared War with Qaddafi       Review

Benjamin S. Lambeth       Biography
The Transformation of American Air Power       Review

Day 11

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

Benjamin S. Lambeth       Biography
The Transformation of American Air Power       Review  

Day 12, Day 13, Day 14 and Day 15

Phil Haun    Biography
Colin Jackson      Biography
Tim Schultz     Biography
Air Power in the Age of Primacy:  Air Warfare since the Cold War     Publisher Description  (click on "Information")

Day 12

Benjamin S. Lambeth       Biography
The Transformation of American Air Power       Review

Day 13

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

Becca Wasser    Biography
The Air War Against the Islamic State:  The Role of Airpower in Operation Inherent Resolve    (RAND)

Day 17 

Hal Brands     Biography  (may not open in .mil)
The Twilight Struggle:  What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today      Publisher Description

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