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Lettera Ingenua ad Un' Amico in cui viene descritto l'avvenimento ...

By: Nicolò G. Erizzo

Letter to A Naive Man that describes the event the Destruction of the Venetian government.

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The Rosetta Stone in Hieroglyphics and Greek : With Translations, ...

By: Samuel Sharpe

This is a challenging title. It does not include a transcription of the Coptic text, but does include Hieroglyphics and Greek.

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The World Factbook, 1986 : Volume 1986

By: Unknown

World Factbook is similar to an encyclopedia or almanac.

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The World Factbook, 1985 : Volume 1985

By: Unknown

World Factbook is similar to an encyclopedia or almanac.

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The World Factbook, 1984 : Volume 1984

By: Unknown

World Factbook is similar to an encyclopedia or almanac.

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The World Factbook, 1982 : Volume 1982

By: Unknown

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Lorenz on Leadership : Lessons on Effectively Leading People, Team...

By: General Stephen R. Lorenz USAF, Retired

Nothing speaks better to the subject of effective leadership than the need to develop professionally. General Lorenz believes that leadership is tied to a continuing study of the profession, thus the need for leaders to read. He particularly advocates reading biographies of great leaders. He found that learning from other’s experiences helped keep him from wasting time reinventing the wheel. And reading, like any other leadership development, is a lifetime experience bec...

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The Utility of Targeting the Petroleum-Based Sector of a Nation’s ...

By: Major Scott E. Wuesthoff, USAF

In sum, the petroleum-based sector of a nation’s economy offers a large, vulnerable target for today’s air planner. By merging the lessons of the past with current and future trends, one can achieve immediate results and dramatically affect the out-come of war.

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The Secret Air War over France : USAAF Special Operations Units in...

By: Major Bernard V. Moore, II,USAF

This paper presents an historical account of the operations of United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) special operations units in the French campaign of 1944. The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, it is intended to be a brief history of the creation, development and combat record of these units. Second, it is intended for use as an example of the utility and effectiveness of air force special operations in high intensity conventional warfare.

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Ein amerikanischer Arzt in der Türkei

By: Clarence D. Usher

Augenzeugenbericht über die Ereignisse in Van, Ost-Anatolien, während des Völkermords an den Armeniern.

Am folgenden Morgen, Samstag, dem 17. April, lud Jevdet vier Anführer der Taschnagisten, Vremyan, M.P. Terzibashian, Jidatchian und Aram vor. Der letztgenannte war aus verschiedenen Gründen nicht in der Lage, persönlich zu erscheinen. Wilde Gerüchte über irgendwo stattgefundene Massaker und der Mord an Ishkhan und seinen Gefährten beunruhigten die Armenier, und ich ging zum Gouverneur, um zu sehen, ob die Befürchtungen der Menschen auf irgendeine Art und Weise zu zer...

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A Historical View of Air Policing Doctrine Lessons from the Britis...

By: Major Michael A. Longoria, USAF

This paper reviews the historical accounts of the Royal Air Force (R.A.F) experiences in air policing during the interwar period, 1919-1939. It analyzes the evidence from the view of operational doctrine and applies an in-depth look at the basic tenets of R.A.F. air policing campaigns. It seeks to answer the question: to what doctrine did air commanders subscribe? It further analyzes the development of air policing tactical doctrine throughout the interwar period. It sum...

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The Failure of Third World Air Power : Iraq and the War with Iran

By: Major Douglas A. Kupersmith, USAF

This paper explains why the Iraqi performance in Desert Storm was predictable: Nonindustrialized, third world nations are incapable of fielding a decisive, conventional air force. To illustrate the point, this essay studies Iraq’s performance in the war against Iran. During the conflict, the Iraqi air force obtained all the equipment and training money could buy, but after eight years of combat experience it still made only minor contributions in a war effort against an ...

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Coalition Warfare : Considerations for the Air Component Commander

By: Major Peter C. Hunt, USAF

This thesis focuses on operational-level coalition air force interactions in three conflicts: the Korean War (1950–53), the Persian Gulf War (1990–91), and the Balkan Air Campaign (1992–95). The capability that coalition air forces offer usually benefits the overall effort, while each member’s diverging desires (or will) can degrade overall unity of effort. Analysis of the three conflicts presented here suggests several coalition considerations for air component commande...

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Air Control : Strategy for a Smaller United States Air Force

By: Major George R. Gagnon, USAF

This analysis of air control examines all three conceptual frameworks. By assessing the validity of the RAF and USAF models, this study finds that air control provides political and military leaders a military strategy for a smaller defense establishment. It also identifies shortcomings and advises caution when choosing the escalatory pattern of the control model.

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Oz Revisited : Russian Military Doctrinal Reform in Light of Their...

By: Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Felker, USAF

This thesis explores the evolution of Russian military doctrine in light of the lessons they say they learned from the Gulf War. Since the early 1980s, such prominent military thinkers as Marshal of the Soviet Union N. V. Ogarkov argued that emerging technologies were generating a new revolution in military affairs. The Russian military doctrinal response to Desert Storm seems to confirm Marshal Ogarkov’s predictions. This thesis finds the new military doctrine (1) rever...

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The Rules of Defeat : The Impact of Aerial Rules of Engagement on ...

By: Major Ricky J. Drake, USAF

This paper examines how these rules affected the effective military execution of the Rolling Thunder air campaign, as well as their impact on American aircrews and the enemy. During the Vietnam War, many American air commanders were convinced that rigid Rules of Engagement (ROEs) prevented an American aerial victory over North Vietnam during the Rolling Thunder air campaign from 1965-1968. ROEs became so complicated and changed so often that aircrews found it difficult t...

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US Air Force lessons in Counterinsurgency : Exposing Voids in Doct...

By: Major John W. Doucette, USAF

To help educate airmen about the realities of counterinsurgency, this study addresses how insurgent warfare is fundamentally different from conventional wars, develops lessons from two case studies, highlights the challenges that US airmen face, and examines the adequacy of Air Force and Joint doctrine for counterinsurgency operations.

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Command Dysfunction : Minding the Cognitive War

By: Major Arden B. Dahl, USAF

This thesis analyzes the factors and conditions of command dysfunction from the cognitive, or mental, perspective of command and control warfare (C2W). The author examines the limitations of rational decision making and the tension that exists between rational and intuitive processes. Next, this thesis examines the vulnerabilities of rational and intuitive processes in order to build a cognitive warfare framework. The framework consists of three categories: the command b...

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Wright Flyer Paper : The Better Blitzkrieg; A Comparison of Tactic...

By: Major Ainsworth M. O’Reilly, USAF

I set a goal of utilizing primary sources as the basis for this paper. I wanted to research what the key players wrote or said at the time or later in their memoirs. But, in addition to finding information relevant to this thesis.

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Wright Flyer Paper : The Head Side of the Coin; A Smarter Way to F...

By: Lieutenant Colonel Araus Robert F. Musico, Philippine Air Force

This paper examines the counterterrorist strategy employed on the Island of Basilan during Operation Enduring Freedom- Philippines (OEF–P) and discusses its potential applicability in the current Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) insurgency. The strategy used the principles found in the Diamond Model, the counterinsurgency (COIN) model that Dr. Gordon McCormick developed.

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