ROLES AND MISSIONS OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE


October 2004

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


Contents

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Internet Resources


Bolkcom, Christopher. Tactical Aircraft Modernization: Issues for Congress. Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 2002. 19 p. (CRS issue brief for Congress, IB92115).
Available online at: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/crs/IB92115_020114.pdf

Grieme, Wayne C., Jr. Roles and Missions and the Strategic Airlift Problem. Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2000. 68 p.
Available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA381855

Lord, Lance W. Statement of General Lance W. Lord, Commander, Air Force Space Command, before the House Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives on July 22, 2004. 2004.
Available online at: http://www.house.gov/hasc/openingstatementsandpressreleases/108thcongress/04-07-22Lord.pdf

Lussier, Frances M. Options for Reconfiguring Service Roles and Missions. Washington, Congressional Budget Office, 1994. 102 p. (CBO papers).
Available online at: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/48xx/doc4887/doc12.pdf

Pugmire, Marvin S. Unconventional Airmen: Present and Future Roles and Missions for 6th SOS Combat Aviation Advisors. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2000. 22 p. (USAWC strategy research project).
Available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA377995

Teets, Peter B. Statement of the Honorable Peter B. Teets, Undersecretary of the Air Force, Space, before the House Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives on July 22, 2004. 2004.
Available online at: http://www.house.gov/hasc/openingstatementsandpressreleases/108thcongress/04-07-22Teets.pdf

United States. Air Force. QDR 05-06.
Available online at: http://www.qr.hq.af.mil
Air Force web site intended to provide information on Air Force Quadrennial Defense Review activities.

 


Books


Check online catalog for availability of these books

Binnendijk, Hans, ed. Transforming America's Military. Washington, National Defense University Press, 2002. 394 p.
Also available online at: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS25605
Book call no.: 355.30973 T7721

Crowe, William J. Roles and Functions of the Armed Forces: A Report to the Secretary of Defense. Washington, Office of the Chairman, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1989. 27 p.
Book call no.: 355.30973 C953r

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

Khalilzad, Zalmay and Shapiro, Jeremy, eds. Strategic Appraisal: United States Air and Space Power in the 21st Century. Santa Monica, CA, RAND Corp., 2002. 481 p. (RAND Report, MR-1314)
Also available online at: http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1314/MR1314.pdf
Book call no.: 355.033073 S8983 2002

Lacquement, Richard A., Jr. Shaping American Military Capabilities after the Cold War. Westport, CT, Praeger, 2003. 211 p.
Book call no.: 355.033273 L145s

Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review. Washington, Dept. of Defense, 1997. 69 p.
Also available online at: http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/qdr/
Book call no.: 355.033573 U58910

Trest, Warren A. Air Force Roles and Missions: A History. Washington, Air Force History and Museums Program, 1998. 339 p.
Also available online at: http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/Publications/fulltext/AirForceRoles&Missions.pdf
Book call no.: 358.400973 T799a

United States. Air Force. Global Engagement 1997: Joint Vision 2010, Global Engagement Vision: Executive Summary. Washington, 1998. 16 p.
Book call no.: 358.4030973 J74

United States. Air Force. Global Engagement: A Vision for the 21st Century Air Force. Washington, GPO, 1997. 26 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/global/nuvis.htm
Book call no.: 358.4030973 G562


Documents


Some of the documents cited in this section are student papers written to fulfill PME school requirements.

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

Colella, Robert A. De-ranged: Global Power and Air Mobility for the New Millennium. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2002. 93 p.
Thesis, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, 2001
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA403315
Doc. call no.: M-U 43998-1a C691d

East, James and Graves, Timothy. Support to the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces: Operational Support Airlift. Alexandria, VA, Institute for Defense Analyses, 1995. 1 vol. (Paper, P-3119)
Doc. call no.: M-U 40381-11 no.3119

Global Engagement: A Vision for the 21st Century Air Force. Maxwell AFB, AL, AUTV, 1997. 1 videocassette (21.5 min.).
Doc. call no.: M-U 37097-49 (video)

Howey, Allan W. Four U.S. "Air Forces": Overlap and Alternatives. Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 1993. 30 p. (CRS report for Congress, 93-823 F)
Doc. call no.: M-U 42953-1 no.93-823 F

Kent, Glenn A. and Ochmanek, David A. Defining the Role of Airpower in Joint Missions. Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 1998. 22 p. (RAND report, MR-927-AF)
Also available online at:  www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR927
Doc. call no.: M-U 30352-84 no.927

Leahy, Timothy J. The Achilles Heel of American Airpower. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2004. 24 p. (USAWC strategy research project)
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA424395
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 L434a

Lootens, Steven R. Space Force 2020: A Force For The Future. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 1998. 43 p. (Research report)
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA398579
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 L863s

Thomason, James S. Evolving Service Roles in Presence Missions. Alexandria, VA, Institute for Defense Analyses, 1995. 1 vol. (Paper, P-3146)
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, RAND Corp., 1995. 10 p. (RAND paper, P-7907)
Doc. call no.: M-U 30352-16 no.7907


Periodicals


Altieri, Jayson A. Sky Cops: New Approach for New Type of War. Armed Forces Journal 141:50-51 January 2004.

Aubin, Stephen P. The 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.
Also available online at: http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/jfq_pubs/2010.pdf

Buchan, Glenn. Information War and the Air Force: Wave of the Future? Current Fad? RAND Issue Paper IP-149:1-15 March 1996.
Also available online at: http://www.rand.org/publications/IP/IP149/

Castellon, David. Air Force Forms Homeland-Security Office Air Force Times 62:10 January 7, 2002.

Champness, Michael. The Role of the US Air Force in Fighting Terrorism at Home. Aerospace Power Journal 16:101-105 Spring 2002.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj02/spr02/champness.html

Clodfelter, Mark and Fawcett, John M., Jr. The RMA and Air Force Roles, Missions, and Doctrine. Parameters 25:22-29 Summer 1995.

Cook, Donald G. Strategic Implications of the Expeditionary Aerospace Force. Aerospace Power Journal 14:6-14 Winter 2000.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj00/win00/cook.htm

Correll, John T. Another Shot at Roles and Missions. Air Force Magazine 77:2 January 1994.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/jan1994/01edit94.asp

Correll, John T. Surprise Package on Roles and Missions. Air Force Magazine 78:15-17 August 1995.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/Aug1995/0895surprise.asp

Deptula, David A. Air Force Transformation: Past, Present, and Future. Aerospace Power Journal 15:85-91 Fall 2001.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj01/fal01/phifal01.html

Diaz, Alfonso A. and Goldman, Emily O. Resourcing for Defense: Solving the Roles and Missions Puzzle. Defence and Peace Economics 11, no.3:231-269 2000.

Donley, Michael B. Problems of Defense Organization and Management. Joint Force Quarterly No.8:86-94 Summer 1995.
Also available online at: http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/jfq_pubs/1708.pdf

Drew, Dennis M. The Essence of Aerospace Power: What Leaders Need To Know. Aerospace Power Journal 15:23-31 Summer 2001.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj01/sum01/drew.pdf

Estes, Howell M., III. Sustaining the Strategic Space Advantage. Defense Issues 12, no.15:1-10 March 13, 1997.
Also available online at: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/1997/t19970313-estes.html

Fawcett, John M. Leadership and Reorganization: A New Model for the Air Force. Aerospace Power Journal 15:65-77 Summer 2001.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj01/sum01/fawcett.html

Finelli, Frank. Transforming Aerospace Power. Airpower Journal 13:4-14 Summer 1999.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj99/sum99/finelli.html

Fogleman, Ronald R. Strategic Vision and Core Competencies. Defense Issues 11, no.96:1-4 October 18, 1966.
Also available online at: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/1996/s19961018-fogleman.html

Fought, Stephen O. and others. Airpower, Jointness, and Transformation. Air & Space Power Journal 17:40-53 Winter 2003.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.au.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj03/win03/fought.html

Grier, Peter. New Roles for the Guard and Reserve. Air Force Magazine 82:50-53 November 1999.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/nov1999/1199guard.asp

Hays, Peter and Mueller, Karl. Going Boldly--Where? Aerospace Integration, the Space Commission, and the Air Force's Vision for Space. Aerospace Power Journal 15:34-49 Spring 2001.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj01/spr01/hays.htm

Hebert, Adam J. Heavy Duty Air Force. Air Force Magazine 86:26-34 April 2003.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/april2003/0403symp.asp

Ireton, Collin. Neglected Air Force Combat Missions. Air & Space PowerJournal 17:17-29 Summer 2003.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj03/sum03/ireton.html

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

Keeter, Hunter. Commandant Seeks Inter-Service Discussion over Expeditionary Roles, Missions. Defense Daily 208:4 October 31, 2000.

Kitfield, James. Guard and Reserve in a Time of War. Air Force Magazine 87:22-28 July 2004.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/july2004/0704gandr.asp

Kuehl, Daniel T. and Miller, Charles E. Roles, Missions, and Functions: Terms of Debate. Joint Force Quarterly No.5:103-105 Summer 1994.
Also available online at: http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/jfq_pubs/debate5.pdf

Lake, Anthony. Defining Missions, Setting Deadlines. Defense Issues 11, no.14:1-4 March 6, 1996.
Also available online at: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/1996/s19960306-lake.html

Lambeth, Benjamin S. The Synergy of Air and Space. Airpower Journal 12:4-14 Summer 1998.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj98/sum98/lambeth.html

May, Charles and Van Pelt, Carl. Out of the Loop: Bombers Await Net-Centric Hookup. Armed Forces Journal 141:30-33 June 2004.

McPeak, Merrill A. Roles and Missions: Defining the Basics of Transformation. Armed Forces Journal 141:8+ June 2004.

Myers, Gene. Interservice Rivalry and Air Force Doctrine; A Commentary. Airpower Journal 10:60-64 Summer 1996.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/myers.pdf

Naylor, Sean D. Army vs Air Force: The War at Home. Army Times 61:12-13 May 28, 2001.

New, Terry L. Where To Draw the Line Between Air and Land Battle. Airpower Journal 10:34-49 Fall 1996.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/new-terr.html

One Year Later--Roles and Missions Panel Briefed on Status of Recommendations. Early Bird Current News Supplement, pp A18-A19, June 7, 1996.
Reprinted from Inside the Pentagon, p 3, June 6, 1996.

Pennington, Reina. Prophets, Heretics, and Peculiar Evils; A Commentary. Airpower Journal 10:65-68 Summer 1996.
Responses to articles by Richard Szafranski and by Gene Myers.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/penn.pdf

Riggins, James and Snodgrass, David E. Halt Phase Plus Strategic Preclusion: Joint Solution for a Joint Problem. Parameters 29:70-85 Autumn 1999.
Also available online at: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/99autumn/riggins.htm

Rinaldi, Steven M. and others. Protecting the Homeland: Air Force Roles in Homeland Security. Aerospace Power Journal 16:77-86 Spring 2002.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj02/spr02/rinaldi.doc

Roche, James G. Transforming the Air Force. Joint Force Quarterly No.29:9-14 Autumn-Winter 2001-2002.
Also available online at: http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/jfq_pubs/0529.pdf

Rolfsen, Bruce. Air Force Leaders Announce Four-Pronged Reorganization Plan. Air Force Times 62:8 December 31, 2001.

Rolfsen, Bruce. Still Going Strong: Venerable B-52H Takes on New Mission in Long Deployment. Air Force Times 63:14-15 February 10, 2003.

Shull, Todd C. Space-Operations Doctrine: The Way Ahead. Air & Space Power Journal 18:96-102 Summer 2004.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj04/sum04/shull.html

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.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj98/fal98/smith.html

Snider, Don M. The US Military in Transition to Jointness: Surmounting Old Notions of Interservice Rivalry. Airpower Journal 10:16-27 Fall 1996.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/snider.pdf

Spring, Baker and others. The Air Force Turns 50: Is It Ready for the Future? Heritage Lectures No.594:1-13 September 4, 1997.
Also available online at: http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/HL594.cfm

Szafranski, Richard. Interservice Rivalry in Action: The Endless Roles and Missions Refrain? Airpower Journal 10:48-59 Summer 1996.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/szfrank.pdf

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.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/libicki.html

Tirpak, John A. The Blended Wing Goes to War (Joint STARS Unit). Air Force Magazine 86:26-31 October 2003.
Also available online at: http://www.afa.org/magazine/oct2003/1003blend.pdf

Trowbridge, Gordon. Balancing Act: Some Reserve Jobs Could Be Transferred to Active-Duty Units as the Air Force Looks To Ease the Load on Its Full-Time Forces. Air Force Times 63:14-15 January 20, 2003.

Watson, Frank D. Thinking Outside the Box on Roles and Missions. Officer 72:26-28 January 1996.

Weaver, Larry and Cain, Anthony C. Task Force Concepts of Operations: Transforming the USAF. Air & Space Power Journal 17:49-56 Summer 2003.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj03/sum03/weaver.html

Worden, Simon Peter. The Air Force and Future Space Directions: Are We Good Stewards? Aerospace Power Journal 15:50-55 Spring 2001.
Also available online at: http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj01/spr01/worden.htm
 

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