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Forward Arming and Refueling Points for Fighter Aircraft

Date Posted:  10/6/2014

This article examines a new concept for dispersed operations that allows fighter aircraft to operate from any airfield with a suitable runway. Furthermore, it does not require infrastructure at the dispersed location and results in significant operational and strategic effects....

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The Asia-Pacific Century by Dr. Adam Lowther

Date Posted:  9/17/2014

The Asia-Pacific Century-This work looks to the future of the Asia-Pacific and examines a broad range of questions that focus on diplomatic, economic, and military challenges facing the region’s key players, with a particular focus on their relevance to the US military. In the last 15 years, many other forward looking studies have come to the same conclusion. The Air Force 2025 study concluded that among the possible outcomes before 2030 was ...

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Measuring Military Power

Date Posted:  9/17/2014

There is an unprecedented need for tools that provide a transparent, standardized assessment of US military power over time- a common baseline that describes how much hard power the United States actually has in relation to its vital interests would help discipline the defense sufficiency discussion. The first challenge in grading “military power” is to ask if it can be effectively measured. A second issue will be deciding what to mea...


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America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918

America’s Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918 by Robert H. Ferrell. University Press of Kansas, 2007, 216 pp., $29.95.

 

 

The World War I battle of the Meuse-Argonne, though many may have forgotten, holds many distinctions in our American military history. With over 26,000 men killed and just under 100,000 wounded, the battle is the deadliest in the entirety of American history. The 47-day (26 September–11 November 1918) battle involved 1.2 million frontline troops, making it also the largest American battle (p. vi). Despite these notable distinctio... Read Full Review