The Resource America's first air battles : lessons learned or lessons lost?, Aldon E. Purdham Jr, (electronic resource)

America's first air battles : lessons learned or lessons lost?, Aldon E. Purdham Jr, (electronic resource)

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America's first air battles : lessons learned or lessons lost?
Title
America's first air battles
Title remainder
lessons learned or lessons lost?
Statement of responsibility
Aldon E. Purdham Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
Colonel Purdham provides a successful evaluation of Michael Howard's construct that current doctrine is probably wrong, but what matters is the capability of the military to get it right when a particular conflict begins. He uses a simple but effective test, an evaluation of important airpower factors to include familiarity with the nature and geography of the conflict; parity with the adversary, especially in terms of air superiority; command and control of air assets, especially in interdiction and close air support missions; and the confluence of airpower weapons with doctrine and training. Colonel Purdham filters these airpower factors through three conflicts of the last half-century--Korean War, Vietnam War, and Operation Desert Storm--looking as much as possible at the early air operational stages of the conflict. Colonel Purdham concludes that Professor Howard's construct has some validity, but the real world offers alternative conclusions. Because of the effectiveness of Desert Storm and the lessons of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Purdham recommends that our air forces go to war well trained in the way they will fight
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GPO
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Purdham, Aldon E
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Air University (U.S.)
Series statement
CADRE paper
Series volume
no. 16
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  • Military doctrine
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Air power
  • United States
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America's first air battles : lessons learned or lessons lost?, Aldon E. Purdham Jr, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 30, 2004)
  • "October 2003."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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54838759
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unknown
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electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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(GPO)99199597
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Mode of access: Internet from the Air University Press web site. Address as of 3/30/04: http://aupress.au.af.mil/CADRE%5FPapers/PDF%5FBin/purdham.pdf; current access is available via PURL
Label
America's first air battles : lessons learned or lessons lost?, Aldon E. Purdham Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 30, 2004)
  • "October 2003."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54838759
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99199597
System details
Mode of access: Internet from the Air University Press web site. Address as of 3/30/04: http://aupress.au.af.mil/CADRE%5FPapers/PDF%5FBin/purdham.pdf; current access is available via PURL

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