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Air-Sea Battle

July 2013
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Recent Books & Documents

Gerson, Michael and Russell, Alison Lawler.  American Grand Strategy and Seapower.  Alexandria, VA, CNA, 2011.  106 p.  (Conference report).
Conference held August 4, 2011, The Army and Navy Club, Washington, D.C.
Also available at: DTIC
Book call no.: 359.0973 G382a

Krepinevich, Andrew F.  Why AirSea Battle?  Washington, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 2010.  40 p.
Book call no.: 355.033573 K921w

Tol, Jan van and others.  AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept.  Washington, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 2010.  123 p.
Also available at: DTIC
Book call no.: 358.400973 T647a

More books and documents on "air sea battle".

Recent Articles

Barnett, Thomas P. M.  Big-War Thinking in a Small-War Era: The Rise of the AirSea Battle ConceptChina Security  6, no.3:3-11  2010.

Belogolova, Olga  PACOM Chief: Air-Sea Battle Concept Not Aimed at China.  Inside the Air Force  24:15  July 12, 2013.

Blount, Clive.  Staying in Step: The US "Pivot" and UK Strategic Choices.  Strategic Studies Quarterly  7:137-150  Summer 2013.

Carreno, Jose and others.  What's New about the AirSea Battle Concept?  United States Naval Institute Proceedings  136:52-59  August 2010.
Also available at: ProQuest

Dupree, Philip and Thomas, Jordan.  Air-Sea Battle: Clearing the Fog: The Goal Is to Ensure All Forces Can Get to the FightArmed Forces Journal  148:10-30  June 2012.

Friedberg, Aaron L.  Bucking Beijing: An Alternative U.S. China PolicyForeign Affairs  91:48-58  September-October 2012.

Halloran, Richard.  AirSea BattleAir Force Magazine  93:44-48  August 2010.

Hammes, T. X.  Offshore Control: A Proposed Strategy for an Unlikely Conflict.  Strategic Forum  No. 278:1-14  June 2012.

Hughes, James H.  A Possible China-US Confrontation in the Far East?  Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies  37:279-321  Fall 2012.

Kline, Jeffrey E. and Hughes, Wayne P., Jr.  Between Peace and the Air-Sea Battle: A War at Sea StrategyNaval War College Review  65:35-41  Autumn 2012.

Kraig, Michael and Perkowski, Leon.  Shaping Air and Sea Power for the "Asia Pivot": Military Planning to Support Limited Geopolitical Objectives.  Strategic Studies Quarterly  7:114-136  Summer 2013.

Lee, Caitlin. Planning Beyond the Pivot.  IHS Jane's Defence Weekly  49:26-32  October 31, 2012.

Macgregor, Douglas and Kim, Young J.  Air-Sea Battle: Something's Missing: Without Ground Forces, the U.S. Cannot Counter Chinese AggressionArmed Forces Journal  149:12-15+  April 2012.

New US Military Concept Marks Pivot to Sea and AirStrategic Comments  18:1-3  April 2012.

Peifer, Douglas C.  China, the German Analogy, and the New AirSea Operational ConceptOrbis  55:114-131  Winter 2011.

Vego, Milan.  AirSea Battle Must Not Work AloneUnited States Naval Institute Proceedings  137:64-69  July 2011.

Yoshihara, Toshi and Holmes, James R.  Asymmetric Warfare, American StyleUnited States Naval Institute Proceedings  138.4:24-29  April 2012.

Air University Research

Denehan, Kieran T.  Examining the "Inflection Point": Anti-access/Area Denial Strategies, the Air Sea Battle Concept, and USAF Limitations.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University, 2012.  31 p.  (Air Force Fellows, Air University).

Kobs, Daniel E.  "AirSea Battle": Can the Air Force and the Navy Get Along?  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, 2011.  84 p.  (Thesis--School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, 2011).


Air-Sea Battle Office.  Air-Sea Battle: Service Collaboration to Address Anti-Access & Area Denial Challenges.  Washington, May 2013.  13 p.

Background Briefing on Air-Sea Battle by Defense Officials from the Pentagon.  News Transcript (USDoD), November 9, 2011.

Barnett, Thomas P. M.  AirSea Battle: The Military-Industrial Complex's Self-serving FantasyTime (U.S. Online), August 8, 2012.

Forbes, Randy.  AirSea Office Must Battle Through, or Fail: Rep. J. Randy Forbes.  Breaking Defense (Online), September 13, 2012.

Holmes, James M.  Air-Sea Battle: Concept and Implementation.  October 16, 2012.  16 slides.

Jaffe, Greg.  U.S. Model for a Future War Fans Tensions with China and Inside PentagonWashington Post (Online), August 1, 2012.

Keck, Zachary.  Air Sea Battle under Fire from Congressional, June 13, 2013.

O'Rourke, Ronald.  China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities--Background and Issues for Congress.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, March 21, 2013.  110 p.  (CRS report for Congress, RL33153).
Appendix A, Background Information on Air-Sea Battle Concept, pp 89-104.

Scarborough, Dennis G.  Deterring the Dragon: Air-Sea Battle and the U.S.-Japan Alliance.  Norfolk, VA, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Joint Force Staff College, 2011.  89 p.  (Thesis--Joint Forces Staff College, 2011).

Schwartz, Norton A. and Greenert, Jonathan W.  Air-Sea Battle: Promoting Stability in an Era of UncertaintyAmerican Interest  February 20, 2012.

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