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Dr. John Andreas Olsen has written an insightful, compelling biography of retired U.S. Air Force colonel John A. Warden III, the brilliant but controversial air warfare theorist and architect of Operation Desert Storm’s air campaign. Warden’s radical ideas about air power’s purposes and applications, promulgated at the expense of his own career, sparked the ongoing revolution in military affairs. Legendary in defense circles, Warden is also the author of The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat (republished by Brassey’s, Inc. in 1989). Presenting both the positives and negatives of Warden’s personality and impact in this objective portrait, Olsen offers a trenchant analysis of his revolutionary ideas and great accomplishments.

Table of Contents

  1. Related Titles, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Phillip S. Meilinger
  3. pp. viii-xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xii-xiii
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiv-xvi
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  1. Introduction: The Power of Ideas
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. 1. Origins: The Early Years
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. 2. Learning to Fly: From the Air Force Academy to Spain
  2. pp. 13-26
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  1. 3. The Making of a Strategic Thinker
  2. pp. 27-40
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  1. 4. Operational Assignments
  2. pp. 41-63
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  1. 5. The Art of Air Warfare: The Air Campaign
  2. pp. 64-82
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  1. 6. Wing Commander: Ninety-Three Initiatives
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. 7. Air Power Theory: Creation, Loss, and Recovery
  2. pp. 101-139
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  1. 8. Instant Thunder: Victory through Air Power
  2. pp. 140-182
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  1. 9. Checkmate: Support to the Military Campaign
  2. pp. 183-219
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  1. 10. Checkmate: Support to the Political Campaign
  2. pp. 220-246
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  1. 11. Transforming the Air Command and Staff College
  2. pp. 247-267
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  1. 12. A Farewell to Arms
  2. pp. 268-275
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  1. Perspectives: The Intellectual Warrior
  2. pp. 276-285
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 286-288
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  1. Appendix 1: “Instant Thunder”
  2. pp. 289-293
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  1. Appendix 2: “CENTCOM Air Campaign Plan”
  2. pp. 294-297
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 298-328
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 329-334
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 335-348
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 349-350
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781597973236
Related ISBN
9781597970846
MARC Record
OCLC
755606659
Pages
374
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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