Horner, Charles A.

November 2012

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Gathering of Eagles Foundation.  Charles A. "Chuck" Horner. 
Available online at: http://www.goefoundation.com/index.php/eagles/biographies/h/horner-charles-a.-chuck/
Website includes short biography and small color portrait.

Horner, Charles A.  Nuclear Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament in the Post-Cold War Security Environment: Keynote Address.  Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law  31:671+  Spring/Summer 1999 Supplement.
Available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=3451961&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv
"Offers strategies for nuclear arms control and disarmament and the need to understand the cost of ownership of nuclear weapons." -- Abstract.

Horner, Charles A.  Snare Saddam, But Don't Kill Him.  USA Today, p A15, March 26, 2003.
Available online at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/408908620?accountid=4332

Legends of Airpower.  Chuck Horner. 
Available online at: http://www.legendsofairpower.com/biographies/horner.html
Short biography with black-and-white photo and video clip.  Video clip may not be available on Maxwell .mil network.

Offenburger, Chuck.  Exclusive Interview: Gen. Horner Says Success Reflects Planning.  USA Today January 26, 1991.  4 p.
Available online at: NewsBank

PBS Frontline: The Gulf War.  Oral History: Charles Horner. 
Available online at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/oral/horner/1.html
Exclusive FRONTLINE/BBC interview.

U.S. Air Force biography.  General Charles A. Horner. 
Available online at: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5859
Official Air Force biography.

Internet Resource (Student Research)

Lankford, Robert V.  Applying Lessons of Trust in Future Command Arrangements.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, US Army Command and General Staff College, 2011.  39 p.
Available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA546323
One of the three case studies included is of Generals Schwarzkopf and Horner in Operation Desert Storm.


Clancy, Tom and Horner, Chuck.  Every Man A Tiger.  New York, Putnam, 1999.  564 p.
Book call no.: 956.70442 C587e

Kitfield, Jame.  Prodigal Soldiers.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 1995.  476 p.
Book call no.: 355.00973 K62p

Mandeles, Mark David and others.  Managing "Command and Control" in the Persian Gulf War.  Westport, CT, Praeger, 1996.  170 p.
Lt. Gen. Charles A. Horner as the First Joint Force Air Component Commander, pp 121-148.
Book call no.: 956.70442373 M271m

Meilinger, Phillip S.  Airmen and Air Theory: A Review of the Sources.  Rev. ed. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2001.  164 p.
Charles A. Horner, pp 81-84.
Also available online at: http://dtlweb.au.af.mil/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=31635
Book call no.: 358.400922 M513ab

Pulling Back From the Nuclear Brink: Reducing and Countering Nuclear Threats, edited by Barry R. Schneider and William L. Dowdy.  Portland, OR, Frank Cass, 1998.  309 p.
Weapons of Mass Destruction and National Security in the Post-Cold War World, by General Charles A. Horner (USAF-ret), pp 276-282.
Book call no.: 327.1 P982

Santoli, Al.  Leading the Way: How Vietnam Veterans Rebuilt the U.S. Military: An Oral History.  New York, Ballantine Books, 1993.  428 p.
"History of the United States military from Vietnam through Desert Storm." -- Abstract. 
See index to locate interviews with General Charles A. Horner throughout the book.
Book call no.: 355.00973 S237L

The War in the Air, 1914-1994, edited by Alan Stephens.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2001.  418 p.
New Era Warfare, by Charles A. Horner, pp 361-375.
Book call no.: 358.4009 W253 2001


Horner, Chuck.  New-Era Warfare.  Washington, George C. Marshall Institute, 1994.  17 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43847-1

Horner, Chuck.  What We Should Have Learned in Desert Storm, but Didn't.  Peterson AFB, CO, United States Space Command, 1997.  5 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43547-65

Document (Student Research)

Neubauer, Kenneth P.  Operational Leadership in Air Warfare: A Study of the Battle of Britain and Operation Desert Storm.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 1994.  35 p.
Case study of General Charles A. Horner in Operation Desert Storm, discussing "strengths and weaknesses in operational leadership". -- Abstract.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA279588
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 N477o


Anderson, Casey.  (Gen) Horner Underscores Tragedy of Friendly Fire.  Air Force Times  51:24  June 3, 1991.

Barela, Timothy P.  People Revolution.  Airman  40:12-14  September 1996.

Bird, Julie.  (LtGen) Horner: Further AF Role in Gulf Not Needed.  Air Force Times  51:8  March 18, 1991.

Canan, James W.  Space Support for the Shooting Wars (Space Forces Tuning up to Feed Satellite Data Into Cockpits and Foxholes).  Air Force Magazine  76:30-34  April 1993.

Correll, John T.  The Strategy of Desert Storm.  Air Force Magazine  89:26-33  January 2006.
"Assesses the conflicts of opinions regarding the AirLand Battle doctrine of the U.S. Army.  There has been divergent opinion between Army General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and Air Force General Charles Horner." -- Abstract.

Ewing, Lee.  `We'll Be Here as Long as It Takes'.  Air Force Times  51:15+  October 8, 1990.

(Gen) Horner Selected for His 4th Star.  Air Force Times  52:4  May 11, 1992.

The General's Conversion.  Progressive  56:10  November 1992.
Remarks of Lieutenant General Charles Horner upon relinquishing command of the US Ninth Air Force.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=9211166170&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Ginovsky, John.  AF General Leading U.S. Forces (in Saudi Arabia).  Air Force Times  51:58  August 20, 1990.

Horner, Charles A.  Air Campaign (of Desert Storm).  Military Review  71:16-27  September 1991.

Horner, Charles A.  Air Defense of North America--Past, Present and Future.  NATO's Sixteen Nations  37:28-31  1992.

Horner, Charles A.  Air Power: `Growing Beyond Desert Storm.'  Aviation Week & Space Technology  146:70+  April 16, 1997.
Presents the thoughts of retired US Air Force General Charles A. Horner on the 50th anniversary of the Air Force.

Horner, Charles A.  Desert Shield/Desert Storm: An Overview.  Air Power History  38:5-9  Fall 1991.

Horner, Charles A.  Lessons in Warfighting Operations From Desert Storm.  NATO's Sixteen Nations  42:66-68+  1997.

Horner, Charles A.  Next War May Be No Turkey Shoot.  Air Force Times  56:34  August 21, 1995.
Discusses the views of retired General Charles A. Horner on the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Horner, Charles A.  Offensive Air Operations: Lessons for the Future: Based on a Presentation to the Institute, 1 Oct '93.  RUSI Journal  138:19-24  December 1993.

Horner, Charles A.  The Proximity Imperative: Success Stems From Putting Leaders Close to the Fight.  C4ISR Journal  4:50+  October 2005.
Also available online at: NewsBank

Horner, Charles A.  Reflections From the Front: A How-Goes-It on Operation Desert Shield.  Airman  34:14-15  October 1990.

Horner, Charles A.  Space Seen as Challenge, Military's Final Frontier: Statement to Senate Armed Services Committee, Apr '93.  Defense Issues  8:1-10  1993.

Horner, Charles A.  Space Systems Pivotal to Modern Warfare: Based on a Statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee, 20 Apr '94.  Defense  no. 4:20-29  1994.

Horner, Charles A.  Unpredictable World Makes U.S. Space Capabilities Critical: Statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee, 20 Apr '94.  Defense Issues  9:1-7  1994.

Horner, Charles A.  What We Should Have Learned in Desert Storm, but Didn't.  Air Force Magazine  79:52-56  December 1996.
Also available online at: http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/1996/December%201996/1296horner.aspx

Horner: Get Rid of Nukes.  Air Force Times  54:2  July 25, 1994.
Presents US Air Force General Charles A. Horner's call for the dismantling of nuclear weapons in the United States.

Horner's Anxious Moments.  Air Force Magazine  93:73  February 2010.
An excerpt from the essay "Desert Storm," by Charles A. Horner is presented.
Also available online at: http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2010/February%202010/0210keeper.aspx

Hudson, Neff.  Space Warriors Eye Final Frontier.  Air Force Times  53:12-14+  May 31, 1993.

Lambeth, Benjamin S.  The Synergy of Air and Space.  Airpower Journal  12:4-15  Summer 1998.
Discusses the importance of the appointment of General Charles Horner as Commander in Chief of the US Space Command and the potential merger of airmen and space professionals.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=1214597&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Mackenzie, Richard.  A Conversation With Chuck Horner.  Air Force Magazine  74:57-64  June 1991.
"The 'Desert Storm' air boss describes how the campaign was planned and fought." -- Article.
Also available online at: http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/1991/June%201991/0691horner.aspx

Morrocco, John D.  Horner: U.S. Pursuing Counter Stealth.  Aviation Week & Space Technology  141:56  August 1, 1994.

Rolfsen, Bruce.  Desert Storm's Unified Might: Gulf War's Dominance Changed How Wars are Waged.  Air Force Times  71:19  December 27, 2010.
Also available online at: NewsBank

Rothstein, Linda.  Run, SPOT, Run.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists  49:4-5  September 1993.
Speculates that the policy put forward by Gen. Charles Horner, head of Space Command, regarding testing weapons to blow other countries' satellites out of the skies would seem to endorse attacks on commercial satellites everywhere.
Also available online at: http://search.proquest.com/docview/197798017?accountid=4332

Roughton, Randy.  Desert Storm 20 Years Later.  Airman  55:46-47  January-February 2011.
"Discusses the lessons learned from the Vietnam War which guided commanders in planning the Operation Desert Storm." -- Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=57667251&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Schell, Jonathan.  The Gift of Time.  Nation  266:9-60  February 2, 1998.
Presents a case for abolishing nuclear weapons with views from several people.  Interview with General Horner on pages 22-24.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=134681&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Shellner, Earl.  Middle East Air Campaign Report: Interview with LtGen Charles A. Horner, Commander, Central Command Air Forces.  Airman  35:6-7  April 1991.

Sneider, Daniel.  New Allies in the Bid to Ban Nuclear Arms.  Christian Science Monitor  89:4  December 5, 1996.
"Warns that it is too soon to celebrate the disappearance of nuclear weapons and the dangers they bring, although the Cold War has passed.  Comments from signee General Charles Horner, who at one time commanded American nuclear missile forces." -- Abstract.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=9612170342&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Starr, Barbara.  Jane's Interview (With Gen Charles Horner, Commander-in-Chief of the US Space Command).  Jane's Defence Weekly  21:32  March 19, 1994.

Waller, Douglas.  Architect of the Air War.  Newsweek  117:24  January 28, 1991.
Profiles Lt. Gen. Charles A. Horner, Commander, Central Command Air Forces.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f6h&AN=9101281961&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=airuniv

Watkins, Steven.  (Gen) Horner: Let's `Go to Zero'--How a General Developed His Anti-Nuclear Philosophy.  Air Force Times  54:6  August 1, 1994.
"Analyzes Air Force General Charles Horner's controversial comments that the United States rid itself of nuclear weapons". -- Abstract


Legends of Air Power.  Arlington, VA, 3 Roads Communications, Inc., 2000.  3 videocassettes, 344 mins.
Series profiles military leaders, flying aces, pilots and other pioneers and contributors to the growth of American military aviation.  General Horner is profiled in volume 1.
Video call no. 629.13092 L5111

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