Readings


Lists of Optional Additional Readings are also available for this course.

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1 Introduction [No readings]
2 What is military doctrine?

Amazon logo Posen, Barry. The Sources of Military Doctrine. Ithaca, NY and London, UK: Cornell University Press, 1984, pp. 13-33. ISBN: 9780801416330.

Amazon logo Rosen, Stephen Peter. Winning the Next War. Ithaca, NY and London, UK: Cornell University Press, 1991, pp. 1-22. ISBN: 9780801425561.

Amazon logo Frankland, Noble. Bomber Offensive: The Devastation of Europe. New York, NY: Ballantine Books Inc., 1970, pp. 1-160. ISBN: 9780345019059.

3 Armored warfare

Amazon logo Biddle, Stephen. Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004, pp. 28-51 and 52-77. ISBN: 9780691128023.

Amazon logo House, Jonathan. Combined Arms Warfare in the Twentieth Century. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2001, pp. 107-183. ISBN: 9780700610983.

Amazon logo Luttwak, Edward N. Strategy and History: Collected Essays, Volume 2. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1985, pp. 175-193. ISBN: 9780887380655.

Amazon logo Van Creveld, Martin. Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton. New York, NY, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1977, pp. 202-230. ISBN: 9780521546577.

Amazon logo ———. Military Lessons of the Yom Kippur War: Historical Perspectives – The Washington Papers Volume III. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, Sage Hill Publications, 1975. ISBN: 9780803905627.

4 Strategic bombing

Heilenday, Frank W. Daylight Raids by the U.S. Eighth Air Force: Lessons Learned and Lingering Myths from World War II. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1995.

———. Night Raids by the British Bomber Command: Lessons Learned and Lingering Myths from World War II. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1995.

MacIsaac, David. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey. New York, NY: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1976 Vol. II. pp. 1-31.

Amazon logo Musgrove, Gordon. Pathfinder Force: A History of 8 Group. London, UK: MacDonald and Jane's, 1976, pp. 1-31, 217-219, 200-244, and 247-276. ISBN: 9780354010177.

Amazon logo Lacey-Johnson, L. Point Blank and Beyond. UK: Airlife Publishing Ltd., 2002, pp. 35-39, 57-82, and 233-236. ISBN: 9781840373677.

Boylan, Bernard Lawrence. The Development of the American Long-Range Escort Fighter. University of Missouri Dissertation, 1955, pp. 151-224.

Amazon logo McFarland, Stephen L. America's Pursuit of Precision Bombing, 1910-1945. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, pp. 165-190, 206-209, 221-232, and 277-284. ISBN: 9781560987840.

Amazon logo Crane, Conrad C. Bombs, Cities, and Civilians: American Airpower Strategy in World War II. Lawrence, KA: University Press of Kansas, 1993, pp. 63-77 and 174-176. ISBN: 9780700611034.

Parks, W. Hays. "'Precision' and `Area' Bombing: Who Did Which, and When?" The Journal of Strategic Studies 18, no. 1, (March 1995): 145-174.

Amazon logo Streetly, Martin. Confound and Destroy: 100 Group and The Bomber Support Campaign. London, UK: MacDonald and Jane's, 1978, pp. 7-8 and 128-149. ISBN: 9780354011808.

Amazon logo Aders, Gebhard. History of the German Night Fighter Force 1917-1945. London, UK: Jane's Publishing Company, 1979, pp. 55-59, 74-88, 94-112, 121-128, 166-182, and 218-221. ISBN: 9780354012478.

Amazon logo Frankland, Noble. "The Combined Bomber Offensive: Classical and Revolutionary, Combined and Divided, Planned and Fortuitous." In Command and Commanders in Modern Warfare. Edited by William Geffen. Office of Air Force History, Headquarters USAF and United States Air Force Academy, 1971, pp. 253-267.

5 Naval warfare (WWII)

Amazon logo Brodie, Bernard. A Layman's Guide to Naval Strategy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1942, pp. 3-116 and 175-214.

Amazon logo Reynolds, Clark G. The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1968, pp. 1-50, 156-210, and 320-350. ISBN: 9781557507013.

Amazon logo Moulton, J. L. A Study of Warfare in 3 Dimensions: The Norwegian Campaign of 1940. Athens, OH: The Ohio University Press, 1967, pp. 19-34 and 263-298.

Amazon logo Hezlet, Sir Arthur. Aircraft and Sea Power. New York, NY: Stein and Day, 1970, pp. 202-213, 221-231, and 235-236. ISBN: 9780432067314.

Amazon logo ———. The Submarine and Sea Power. New York, NY: Stein and Day, 1967, pp. 191-227.

Amazon logo Price, Alfred. Aircraft versus Submarine. London, UK: Jane's Publishing Company, 1980, pp. 128-129 (map). ISBN: 9780710600080.

6 Naval warfare (Cold War) Amazon logo Cote, Owen. The Third Battle: Innovation in the U.S. Navy's Silent Cold War Struggle with Soviet Submarines. Newport, RI: Naval War College, 2003. ISBN: 9781441467829.
7 Air to Air

Amazon logo Carpenter, P. Mason. Joint Operations in the Gulf War: An Allison Analysis. Air University, thesis, 1995, pp. 11-20.

Amazon logo Cohen, Eliot, and Thomas A. Keaney. Gulf War Air Power Survey: Operations and Effectiveness. Vol. II. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1993, pp 112-113 and 119-123. ISBN: 9780160429101.

Amazon logo Fallows, James. National Defense. New York, NY: Random House, 1981, pp. 95-106. ISBN: 9780394518244.

Amazon logo Price, Alfred. Air Battle Central Europe. New York, NY: The Free Press, 1986. pp 37-54. ISBN: 978-0029254516.

Amazon logo Anderegg, C. R. Sierra Hotel: Flying Air Force Fighters in the Decade After Vietnam. Washington, DC: Government Reprints Press, 2001, pp. 149-164. ISBN: 978193183904.

Amazon logo Westrum, Ron. Sidewinder: Creative Missile Development at China Lake. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1999, pp. 170-206. ISBN: 9781557509512.

Amazon logo Wilcox, Robert. Black Aces High: The Story of a Modern Fighter Squadron at War. New York, NY: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2002, pp. 3-9. ISBN: 9780312997083.

Amazon logo Stimson, George W. Introduction to Airborne Radar, Second Edition. Mendham, NJ: SciTech Publishing Inc., 1998, pp. 293-308 and 325-334. ISBN: 9781891121012.

Electronic Warfare Fundamentals. Nellis AFB, November 2000, pp. 5-1 and 5-21.

Robinson, Clarence A., Jr. "Fighter, Missile Gains Pressed." Aviation Week and Space Technology (April 4, 1977).

———. "Aerial Combat Test to Advance." Aviation Week and Space Technology (April 25, 1977).

Watts, Barry D. Clausewitzian Friction and Future War. Washington, DC: National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies, McNair Paper 52, October 1996, (Revised July 2000) pp. 1-10.

8 Defense suppression

Amazon logo Brungess, James. Setting The Context: Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses and Joint War Fighting in an Uncertain World. Maxwell AFB: Air University Press, 1994, pp. 93-110.

Amazon logo Thornborough, Anthony M., and Frank B. Mormillo. Iron Hand. Sparkford, UK: J. H. Haynes and Co., Ltd, 2002, pp. 178-179, 190-191, 248-251, and 255-288. ISBN: 9781852606053.

Amazon logo Price, Alfred. Air Battle Central Europe. New York, NY: Free Press, 1987, pp. 102-111 and 122-139. ISBN: 9780029254516.

Electronic Warfare Fundamentals. Nellis AFB, November 2000, pp. 17-15 and 17-20.

Fulghum, David A., and Robert Wall. "Data Link, EW Problems Pinpointed by Pentagon." Aviation Week and Space Technology (September 6, 1999): 87.

Isby, David C. "Targeting pod upgrade for F-16s." Air Force News 3, no. 18 (September 17, 1999). Jane's Information Group Limited.

Tirpak, John A. "Dealing With Air Defense." Air Force Magazine (November 1999): 25. Air Force Association.

Bender, Bryan. "USAF to expand anti-radar attack capability." Jane's Defence Weekly 32, no. 24 (December 15, 1999). Jane's Information Group Limited, Section: The Americas.

Isby, David C. "Funding cut could delay HARM targeting system upgrade." Jane's Missiles and Rockets 4, no. 2 (February 1, 2000). Jane's Information Group Limited, Section: Air-to-Surface.

Wall, Robert. "Netted Approach to Kill SAMs." Aviation Week and Space Technology 153, no. 14 (October 2, 2000): 67. Section: Electronic Warfare.

———. "Location, Location." Aviation Week and Space Technology (November 24, 2003): 43-44.

———. "Dead On" and "Pack Mentality." Aviation Week and Space Technology (November 24, 2003): 46-47.

———. "In HARM's Way." Aviation Week and Space Technology (November 24, 2003): 45-46.

———. "HARM in Trying: Italian Involvement Would Build on Prior Anti-radar Cooperation." Aviation Week & Space Technology (October 18, 2004): 56.

———. "Alternative Path; U.S. Air Force Eyes Upgrade to Raytheon Anti-radar Missile." Aviation Week & Space Technology (December 6, 2004): 34.

———. "Sharper Stint; HARM Targeting System Upgrade to Double Range of Fielded Version." Aviation Week & Space Technology (January 3, 2005): 55.

9 Precision strike

Blackwelder, Donald I. The Long Road to Desert Storm and Beyond: The Development of Precision Guided Bombs. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1993, pp. 1-40.

Amazon logo Anderegg, C. R. Sierra Hotel: Flying Air Force Fighters in the Decade After Vietnam. Washington, DC: Government Reprints Press, 2001, pp. 119-142. ISBN: 9781931839044.

Amazon logo Futrell, Robert. Ideas, Concepts, Doctrine: Basic Thinking in the United States Air Force 1961-1984. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, December 1989, pp. 558-566.

Amazon logo Cohen, Eliot, and Thomas Keaney. Gulf War Air Power Survey: Weapons, Tactics and Training. 4 vols. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1993, pp. 85-88, 127-141, and 252-295.

Cahlink, George. "Birth of a Bomb." Government Executive Magazine. August 15, 2003. Washington DC.

Brown, Malina. "Navy Zeros JDAM HART Account to Pay for Small Diameter Bomb." In Inside the Navy. February 9, 2004, p. 1.

10 Strategic mobility

Amazon logo Haffa, Robert P., Jr. The Half War: Planning U.S. Rapid Deployment Forces to Meet a Loaded Contingency, 1960-1983. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1984, pp. 145-203. ISBN: 9780865317161.

Amazon logo Miller, Charles E. Airlift Doctrine. Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1989, pp. 365-420. ISBN: 9789990634129.

Amazon logo Matthews, James K., and Cora Holt. So Many, So Much, So Far, So Fast. Scott AFB, IL: Joint History Office, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Research Center, United States Transportation Command, 1996, pp. 115-161. ISBN: 9789996968952.

Amazon logo Vick, Alan, David Orletsky, Bruce Pirnie, and Seth Jones. The Stryker Brigade Combat Team: Rethinking Strategic Responsiveness and Assessing Deployment Options. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2002, pp. 1-55. ISBN: 9780833032683.

11 Tactical mobility

Amazon logo English, John A. On Infantry. New York, NY: Praeger, 1984, pp. 185-216. ISBN: 9780030014093.

Karagosian, John, and Christopher Coglianese. "Kings of the Road: Heavy and Light Forces in MOUT." In Infantry. January-February 2004, pp. 40-44.

"Urban Lessons Learned: Operation Peace for Galilee." In FreeRepublic.com.

Brian R. Zahn. The Future Combat System: Minimizing Risk While Maximizing Capability. MIT Security Studies Program Working Paper, April 24, 2000, pp. 1-49.

Amazon logo Gelbart, Marsh. Modern Israeli Tanks and Infantry Carriers 1985-2004. Osceola, WI: Osprey Publishing, 2004, pp. 1-48. ISBN: 9781841765792.

12 ISR platforms

Amazon logo Day, Dwayne A., John Logsdon, and Brian Latell, eds. Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998, pp. 29-85 and 143-156. ISBN: 9781560988304.

Amazon logo Lewis, Jonathan. Spy Capitalism: Itek and the CIA. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002, pp. 219-261. ISBN: 9780300091922.

NRO Organization. "Pentagon Briefing on Space Transformation." February 7, 2002.

Erhard, Col. Thomas. UAV's in the United States Armed Forces: A Comparative Study of Weapon System Innovation. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University PhD thesis, 2000, pp. 103-214, 403-567,636, and 639-651.

Amazon logo Newcome, Lawrence. Unmanned Aviation: A Brief History of Aerial Vehicles. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc, 2004, pp. 101-116. ISBN: 9781563476440.

Fulghum, David. "NRO Wants UAVs." Aviation Week and Space Technology (September 22, 2003): 54-55.

13 ISR networks

Kaspar, Beth. DARPATech 99 presentation. Script available online at KasparScript. Slides (see slide 5 of 17) Available online (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.0MB)

Chestnut, Paul. "Emitter Location Accuracy Using TDOA and Differential Doppler." IEEE Transaction on Aerospace and Electronic Systems AES-18, no. 2 (March 1982): 21-218.

Gerard, DesJardins. "TDOA/FDOA Technique for locating a transmitter." United States Patent (October 15, 1993).

"Anti-Radar Weapon Development Pushed." Aviation Week and Space Technology (January 27, 1975): 107.

Elson, Benjamin. "USAF Picks Lockheed Team to Develop Targeting System." Aviation Week and Space Technology (July 11, 1997): 23.

Klass, Philip. "Air Force to Test Enemy Radar Locator." Aviation Week and Space Technology (July 23, 1984): 19.

"Lockheed Awarded Fund to Continue PLSS Testing." Aviation Week and Space Technology (September 14, 1987): 89.

Andronov, A. "The U.S. Navy's 'White Cloud' Spaceborne ELINT System." Foreign Military Review 7, (1993): 57-60. ISSN 0134-921X.

"Precision SIGNINT Targeting System (PSTS)."

Jette, Bruce. "Review of the Conclusion and Model of the SIGINT Mix Study." March 26, 1996, pp. 2-15.

Fulghum, David A. "It takes and Network to Beat a Network." Aviation Week and Space Technology (November 11, 2002): 28.

———. "Pup Listens, Points." Aviation Week and Space Technology (August 23-30, 2004): 36-37.

14 Satellite communications/ papers due [No Readings]

Optional Additional Reading

Armored Warfare

Strategic Bombing

Naval Warfare (WWII)