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Military Strategy, Joint Operations, and Airpower will introduce readers to contemporary strategy and the operational level of war, particularly as it relates to airpower.

This intermediate textbook was developed as required reading for all US Air Force Academy cadets, and is designed to close the gap between military theory and military practice. It asks readers to reconceive of the military as a “profession of effects” rather than as a profession of arms because much of the military's work and impact no longer involves kinetic warfare.

The book covers strategic foundations; operational design and joint-service operations; the air, space, and cyber capabilities that make up modern airpower; and contemporary challenges in the application of strategy. The contributing authors include both military practitioners and scholars of security studies, political science, and history.

In addition to being required reading for Air Force Academy cadets, the book will provide an essential overview of strategy and practice for anyone interested in modern airpower and the joint operating environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Part I. An Introduction to Contemporary Strategy
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. Kevin McCaskey
  3. pp. 3-8
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  1. 1 Defining Contemporary Military Strategy
  2. Thomas Drohan
  3. pp. 9-20
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  1. 2 Strategic Foundations
  2. John T. Farquhar
  3. pp. 21-31
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  1. 3 Operational Design: One Method of Reconciling Ends, Ways, and Means
  2. Ryan Burke
  3. pp. 32-53
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  1. 4 The Ways of War: Constructing a Compellence Strategy
  2. Michael Fowler
  3. pp. 54-64
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  1. 5 Capabilities That Generate Effects
  2. Kevin McCaskey
  3. pp. 65-72
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  1. Part II. Airpower Strategy and Levels of Effects
  2. pp. 73-74
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  1. Introduction
  2. Thomas Swaim
  3. pp. 75-76
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  1. 6 Airpower for Strategic Effect: Classic to Contemporary Airpower Theory
  2. John T. Farquhar
  3. pp. 77-88
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  1. 7 Multidomain Airpower Strategy: Integrating Air, Space, and Cyber Assets
  2. Jahara W. Matisek
  3. pp. 89-103
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  1. 8 Intelligence, ISR, and Strategy
  2. Michael Fowler
  3. pp. 104-114
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  1. Part III. Air, Space, and Cyber Effects
  2. pp. 115-116
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  1. Introduction
  2. Michael Martindale
  3. pp. 117-118
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  1. 9 Global Precision Engagement
  2. Dan Hoadley
  3. pp. 119-130
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  1. 10 Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support
  2. Kevin McCaskey
  3. pp. 131-140
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  1. 11 Airpower and Irregular Warfare: A Battle of Ideas
  2. John T. Farquhar
  3. pp. 141-150
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  1. 12 Space Power
  2. Michael Martindale
  3. pp. 151-165
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  1. 13 Offense and Defense in Cyberspace
  2. Evan Perkoski and Michael Poznansky
  3. pp. 166-180
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  1. Part IV. Defense Organization and the Joint Operating Environment
  2. pp. 181-182
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  1. Introduction
  2. Ryan Burke
  3. pp. 183-184
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  1. 14 Goldwater-Nichols and the Evolution of the Joint Force
  2. Brent J. Talbot
  3. pp. 185-193
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  1. 15 Roles and Missions of the Armed Services
  2. Brian Drohan
  3. pp. 194-211
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  1. 16 Special Operations
  2. Michael Golembesky
  3. pp. 212-220
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  1. Part V. Contemporary Challenges in the Application of Strategy
  2. pp. 221-222
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  1. Introduction
  2. Michael Fowler
  3. pp. 223-224
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  1. 17 Flawed Reasoning and Bias in Decision-Making
  2. Laura Resnick- Samotin
  3. pp. 225-235
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  1. 18 Unmanned Aerial Systems
  2. Kevin McCaskey
  3. pp. 236-244
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  1. 19 Expanding DoD Missions and Mission Creep
  2. Ryan Burke
  3. pp. 245-260
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  1. 20 Constructing Effects: A Strategic Theory of Security Cooperation
  2. Michael Fowler
  3. pp. 261-273
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  1. 21 Hybrid Warfare: The End of Conventional Wars in the Twenty-First Century?
  2. William Reno
  3. pp. 274-283
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  1. 22 Innovation and Organizational Politics
  2. Justin Key Canfil
  3. pp. 284-295
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  1. 23 Analyzing ISIS in the Contemporary Environment
  2. Iris Malone
  3. pp. 296-305
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  1. Conclusion
  2. Ryan Burke
  3. pp. 306-310
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 311-314
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 315-325
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781626166240
Related ISBN
9781626166233
MARC Record
OCLC
1061108347
Pages
344
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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