December 1999

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library


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Evolution to a Space and Air Force
Speech delivered by Gen. Michael E. Ryan at the Air Force Association National Symposium, "National Security-the Space Dimension," Los Angeles, Nov.14, 1997.

Expeditionary Aerospace Forces: A Better Way
Speech presented by Gen. Michael E. Ryan to the Royal Australian Air Force Airpower Conference, Canberra, Australia, March 30, 1998.


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Davis, Jacquelyn K. Forward Presence and U.S. Security Policy. Cambridge, MA, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, 1995. 72 p. (National security papers, 16)
Implementing the Presence Mission: Service Roles & Joint Considerations, pp 47-66.
Book call no.: 355.033573 D262f

Trest, Warren. Air Force Roles and Missions: A History.Washington, Air Force History and Museum Program, 1998. 330 p.
Book call no.: 358.400973 T799a

United States. Air Force. Air Force Issues Book, 1997. Washington, GPO, 1997. 91 p.
Book call no.: 358.400973 U58a Additional copy in Reference Area

United States. Air Force. Global Engagement: A Vision for the 21st Century Air Force. Washington, GPO, 1997. 26 p.
Book call no.: 358.4030973 G562

United States. Dept. of Defense. Report of the Secretary of Defense to the President and the Congress, March 1996. Washington, GPO, 1996. 283 p.
The Commission on Roles and Missions, pp 47-51.
Book call no.: 353.6 D419a 1996


Documents are located across the lobby in the East Wing of the Library

Bruner, Edward F. Roles and Missions Commission: Legislative Proposals. Washington, DC, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Oct 1995. 6 p. (CRS report for Congress, 95-1031 F)
Doc. call no.: M-U 42953-1 no.95-1031 F

East, James and Graves Timothy. Support to the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces: Operational Support Airlift. Alexandria, VA, Sep 1995. (various pagings) (Paper P / Institute for Defense Analyses)
Doc. call no.: M-U 40381-11 no.3119

Thomason, James S. Evolving Service Roles in Presence Missions. Alexandria, VA, Aug 1995. 1 v. (various pagings) (Paper P / Institute for Defense Analyses)
Doc. call no.: M-U 40381-11 no.3146

Winnefeld, James A. Overseas Presence, An Old Mission and a Current Roles and Missions Issue: Why Not a Future Program?. Santa Monica, CA, 1995. 10 p. ([Report] P / Rand Corporation)
Doc. call no.: M-U 30352-16 no.7907


Aubin, Stephen P. Self-Imposed Limits of Air Power. Strategic Review 26:42-51 Fall 1998.

Binnendijk, Hans and Clawson, Patrick L. Tuning the Instruments of National Power. Joint Force Quarterly No.10:82-88 Winter 1995-1996.
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Clodfelter, Mark and Fawcett, John M., Jr. The RMA and Air Force Roles, Missions, and Doctrine. Parameters 25:22-29 Summer 1995.

Correll, John T. Surprise Package on Roles and Missions. Air Force Magazine 78:15-17 August 1995.

Donley, Michael B. Problems of Defense Organization and Management. Joint Force Quarterly No.8:86-94 Summer 1995.
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Estes, Howell M. III Sustaining the Strategic Space Advantage. Defense Issues 12, no.15:1-10 March 13, 1997.
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Fogleman, Ronald R. Strategic Vision and Core Competencies. Defense Issues 11,no.96:1-4 October 18, 1996.
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Fulghum, David A. Two-War Strategy May Be Abandoned. Aviation Week & Space Technology 144:40-41 January 29 1996.

Jablonsky, David. Persistence of Credibility: Interests, Threats and Planning for the Use of American Military Power. Strategic Review 24:7-16 Spring 1996.

Lake, Anthony. Defining Missions, Setting Deadlines Defense Issues, no. 14, 11:1-4 March 6, 1996.
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Lambeth, Benjamin S. The Synergy of Air and Space. Airpower Journal 12:4-14 Summer 1998
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Matthews, William. Center to Focus on Air Force's Role in War. Air Force Times 58:20-21 November 24, 1997.

McIntosh, Robert A. Proud, Able and Ready (The Air Force Reserve). Officer 71:22-24 July 1995.

Meadows, Sandra I. Warfighters, Joint Chiefs, Private Industry Win Big in Roles and Missions. National Defense 80:s14-15 July-August 1995.

Myers, Gene. Interservice Rivalry and Air Force Doctrine: Promise, Not Apology. Airpower Journal 10:60-64 Summer 1996.
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New, Terry L. Where to Draw the Line Between Air and Land Battle. Airpower Journal 10:34-49 Fall 1996.
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One Year Later--Roles and Missions Panel Briefed on Status of Recommendations. Current News Supplement, pp A18-A19, June 7 1996.
Reprinted from Inside the Pentagon, p 3, June 6 1996.

Pexton, Patrick. Pentagon Puts Its Vision in Sharp Focus. Army Times 56:36 May 27 1996.

Pine, Art. Military Nears Revolution in Weapons, War Strategy. Current News Early Bird, pp 20-22, March 22 1996.

Pine, Art. U.S. Military Highly Rated, but Strains Begin To Show. Current News Early Bird, pp 18-19, March 20 1996.

Pine, Art. U.S. Military's Mission Frozen in Cold War Footing. Current News Early Bird, pp 18-19, March 19 1996.

Smith, James M. Air Force Culture and Cohesion: Building an Air and Space Force for the Twenty-First Century. Airpower Journal 12:40-53 Fall 1998.
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Snider, Don M. The US Military in Transition to Jointness: Surmounting Old Notions of Interservice Rivalry. Airpower Journal 10:16-27 Fall 1996.
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Szafranski, Richard. Interservice Rivalry in Action: The Endless Roles and Missions Refrain? Airpower Journal 10:48-59 Summer 1996.
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Szafranski, Richard and Libicki, Martin C. "...Or Go Down in Flame?": Toward an Airpower Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century. Airpower Journal 10:65-77 Fall 1996.
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Watson, Frank D. Thinking Outside the Box on Roles and Missions. Officer 72:26-28 January 1996.

Widnall, Sheila E. An Air Force for Tomorrow. Defense Issues 11,no.55:1-4 June 14, 1996.
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Widnall, Sheila E. The Air Force in the New World Order. Air Force Update No.96-05:1-5 February 16, 1996.

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