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Air University Library Course Support


22 April 2024 - 10 May 2024

"This course revolves around the concept of military innovation, the components of its success and failure, and the impact of successful military innovations on strategy and war."

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.  Library resources are best accessed using commercial internet.

  • Seminar One

    Andrew F. Krepinevich     Biography
    The Origins of Victory:  How Disruptive Military Innovation Determines the Fates of Great Powers       Review  (Scroll down to the title of the book, 4th entry)

  • Seminar Two

    Donald MacKenzie      Biography
    Inventing Accuracy:  A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance       Review

  • Seminar Three

    Stephen P. Rosen     Biography
    Winning the Next War:  Innovation and the Modern Military     Review 1     Review 2
  • Seminar Four

    Barry R. Posen      Biography
    "The Sources of Military Doctrine"     (Chapter from:  The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics)

    Elizabeth Kier      Biography
    Imagining War:  French and British Military Doctrine Between the Wars         Review 1       Review 2

  • Seminar Five

    Trent Hone       Biography
    Learning War:  The Evolution of Fighting Doctrine in the US Navy      Review

  • Seminar Six

    Michael W. Hankins     Biography   (Click on "About Mike" for more information)
    Flying Camelot:  The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia      Publisher Description

  • Seminar Seven

    Dima Adamsky       Biography
    The Culture of Military Innovation:  The Impact of Cultural Factors on the Revolution in Military Affairs in Russia, the US, and Israel      Review  (Scroll down to the 2nd book)

  • Seminar Eight

    David A. Koplow     Biography
    Death by Moderation:  The US Military's Quest for Useable Weapons       Review

  • Seminar Nine

    Stephen Biddle     Biography
    Military Power:  Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle      Review    (Scroll down to pg. 469)

  • Seminar Ten

    Robert Jervis      Biography
    The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution:  Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon       Review

  • Seminar Eleven 

    David Edgerton      Biography
    The Shock of the Old:  Technology and Global History Since 1900       Review

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