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Operational Design : Distilling Clarity from Complexity for Decisive Action

By: Jeffrey M. Reilly, Ph. D.

This analysis takes a didactic approach. It attempts to demystify the aura surrounding operational design by presenting a theoretical framework for comprehending its fundamental precepts. The goals of this analysis are threefold: provide a methodological example for understanding and applying design, show how design enhances decision making and risk analysis, and investigate the major differences between design in major combat operations and design in counterinsurgency (COIN)....

1 The Process of Operational Design 1 2 Developing an Operational Approach 21 3 Methodology for Understanding and Employing Operational Design 31 4 Establishing the Link between Operational Design and Decision Analysis 59 5 Operational Design and Counterinsurgency 83...

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Wright Flyer Paper : A Joint Task Force Staff Structure for the New Millennium Leaner, Faster, and More Responsive, Vol. 4

By: Major Lisa A. Row, USMC

I developed this thesis because I perceived a void in applying these themes—technology, force reductions, and futuristic visions—to command and control and to related impacts for staff structures. I seek concrete application of these ideas, rather than more rhetoric on what might be . . . someday. This paper represents my effort to peer into our future and see possibilities....

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Thinking Effects : Effects-Based Methodology for Joint Operations

By: Edward C. Mann III; Gary Endersby; Thomas R. Searle

In Thinking Effects: Effects-Based Methodology for Joint Operations, the authors propose that military actions should be employed through effects-based operations (EBO). Submitting that this methodology is extremely promising, they recognize two major areas of challenge. First, is modifying both service and joint doctrine to fully articulate what can be accomplished with EBO. Second, there are major issues in the area of command and control (C2). Effective C2 for EBO depends on how intelligence analysis and combat assessment not only are performed but also integrated into the planning process....

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TIME FOR A NEW PARADIGM? . . . . . . . . . . . .4 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ON EFFECTS . . . 17 CONCEPTUAL BASIS FOR EFFECTS . . . . . . . 29 A GENERAL THEORY OF JOINT EFFECTS BASED OPERATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 AN IDEALIZED JOINT EBO PROCESS . . . . . . .55 WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING THE EBO METHODOLOGY?. . .77 CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 TERMS AND DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95...

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Air Warfare

By: William C. Sherman
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Rhesus

By: Euripides; George Theodoridis, Translator

Rhesus takes place during the Trojan War, on the night when Odysseus and Diomedes sneak into the Trojan camp and kill Rhesus, instead of Hector, by orders of Athena....

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The Relics of General Chasse

By: Anthony Trollope

Excerpt: That Belgium is now one of the European kingdoms, living by its own laws, resting on its own bottom, with a king and court, palaces and parliament of its own, is known to all the world. And a very nice little kingdom it is; full of old towns, fine Flemish pictures, and interesting Gothic churches. But in the memory of very many of us who do not think ourselves old men, Belgium, as it is now called--in those days it used to be Flanders and Brabant--was a part of Holland; and it obtained its own independence by a revolution. In that revolution the most important military step was the siege of Antwerp, which was defended on the part of the Dutch by General Chasse, with the utmost gallantry, but nevertheless ineffectually....

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Beauchamp's Career

By: George Meredith

Excerpt: The Champion Of His Country. When young Nevil Beauchamp was throwing off his midshipman?s jacket for a holiday in the garb of peace, we had across Channel a host of dreadful military officers flashing swords at us for some critical observations of ours upon their sovereign, threatening Africa?s fires and savagery....

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Sophie, Rice and Fish

By: Mark Hill

'Eat Pray Love' meets 'An Apple A Day' meets 'Under The Tuscan Sun'. Stuck in a job he hates, madly smitten with a woman two decades his junior, racing helplessly into middle age and living in a world where vodka and orange juice is considered breakfast food, Mark Hill knows it's time to make a big life change. He quits his job, stuffs a few clothes and some personal items into an old navy duffel bag, sends all of his other possessions to the bin or the charity shop and books a one-way ticket to Portugal. In a small town slightly off the tourist trail he leaves the rat race behind, discovers a slower pace of life, comes to terms with unrequited love, develops a taste for fresh fish and eventually learns how to say "boa tarde." Poignant, insightful and sometimes funny, Sophie, Rice and Fish is for anyone who’s ever thought "there has to be more to life than this." ...

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The US Air Force after Vietnam : Postwar Challenges and Potential for Responses

By: Dr. Donald J. Mrozek
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Wright Flyer Paper : The Cheshire Jet; Harnessing Metamaterials to Achieve an Optical Stealth Capability, Vol. 44

By: Major Timothy E. Beers, USAF

This paper addresses the question, “Will metamaterials facilitate an operationally feasible and significant optical stealth capability for the US Air Force?” To answer this question, the author’s research is directed at the advances and development patterns of optical band metamaterials; specifically, it addresses the leading indicators of frequency, bandwidth, and energy loss. Following that, a backcasting futures technique helps uncover the obstacles of metamaterial durability, suitability, and manufacturability. This paper concludes with a 20-year timeline for optical band metamaterial capabilities and applications....

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Air University Press Publications : 2011-2012

By: Air University Press

General Information iv CSAF Reading List vii Frequently Asked Questions ix Journals 1 Audio Books 5 Air University Numbered Texts 7 Books 11 AFRI Papers 54 Drew Papers 60 Fairchild Papers 63 Maxwell Paper Anthology 67 Maxwell Papers 70 Occasional Papers 82 SAASS Papers 84 Walker Papers 91 Wright Flyer Papers 97 Author Index 112 Title Index 114...

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The Aeneid

By: Publius Vergilius Maro; Tony Kline, Translator

The epic poem of Aeneas of Troy, and the origins of Rome.

Book I The Trojans Reach Carthage Book II The Fall of Troy Book III The Trojans Sail for Italy Book IV The Tragedy of Dido Book V The Funeral Games Book VI The Visit to the Underworld Book VII War in Latium Book VIII The Site of Rome Book IX The Siege Book X The Relief and Battle Book XI Councils of War Book XII The Death of Turnus...

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Air Force Research Institute Papers 2009-4 : Challenging Nuclear Abolition

By: Adam Lowther, PhD

The attractiveness of Adam Lowther’s study of American nuclear weapons policy is that it explains the complexities of the issue in very clear terms. It will help all readers understand the debate. In particular, it frames the issue of nuclear weapons in relationship to the most basic concept of primary importance—how we view American strength in the world....

DISCLAIMER . . . .ii FOREWORD . . . . . v ABOUT THE AUTHOR . . . .vii SUMMARY . . . . .ix CHALLENGING NUCLEAR ABOLITION . . . 1 Nuclear Modernization . . . .3 Nuclear Abolition . . . .9 NOTES . . . .31 APPENDIX . . . .37...

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Prizivanje Katarine : Antropološki triler

By: Dejan Skile Markovic

Usko žanrovski posmatrano, po svojoj formi, Prizivanje Katarine je politički triler, i predstavlja nastavak prethodnog romana D.M.Skileta po imenu Knjiga snimanja. Knjiga snimanja govorila je o ratnim profiterima i zaveri u najvišim krugovima srpske politike, o sprezi politike i kriminala, dok se u Prizivanju Katarine osim sa ovom neizbežnom spregom takođe susrećemo sa jednim drugačijim, okultnim, Beogradom, sa pravim stranim plaćenicima i pravim revolucionarima, sa nenapisanom srpskom istorijom, i sa sasvim originalnom verzijom najvećeg srpskog ratničkog mita.. Naime, ratnički mitovi često određuju i usmeravaju narode: Englezima puno znači mit o Svetom gralu, Nemcima mit o Nibelunzima, što je sasvim bezazleno do trenutka kad se neko seti da mit proglasi za državnu politiku. Tada po pravilu nastaje nacionalna katastrofa – jedna takva se desila u Hitlerovoj Nemačkoj a druga u Miloševićevoj Srbiji. Kosovske mitomane imamo i danas na političkoj sceni, a nacionalni problem broj jedan i dalje je Kosovo. Ovo nagoni na razmišljanje: zbog čega smo toliko privrženi kosovskom mitu? Koliko u njemu ima činjenica, a koliko je nastajao kao instru...

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The Spirit

By: Evgenii Anatolievich Danilchenko

Это рассказ про службу в армии. Но не просто биография, это некоторое исследование истоков дедовщины, откуда она появляется и какое влияние имеет на людей....

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Subspectrum Counterfeiters

By: Steven Allan Wheelock

Subspectrum Counterfeiters alludes to grave concerns for the future of the United States of America, and perhaps the world. Here's to liberty on this lonely orb amid the stars....

I dedicate my novelette, such as it is, to a Passenger Pigeon named Martha.

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Brighton Boys in the Radio Service, The

By: James R. Driscoll

The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service is a boys adventure story set in WWI - Three College Chums join the military and face the perils of spies, submarines and enemy soldiers in the trenches of embattled Europe. An engaging story set in a period where good guys wore white hats, bad guys wore black hats and every chapter ends with a cliffhanger so you have to come back for more! (Summary by Tom Clifton)...

Historical Fiction, Teen/Young adult

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Zeppelin's Passenger, The

By: E. Phillips Oppenheim

The Zeppelin’s Passenger is a tale of German espionage in England during World War I. Dreymarsh is a fictional “backwater” area in England with no apparent military value. The story begins with Dreymarsh residents discovering an observation car from a German zeppelin along with a Homburg hat near Dreymarsh. The mystery is further complicated when an Englishman, Mr. Hamar Lessingham, presents himself at Mainsail Haul which is the residence of Sir Henry Cranston. Lessingham bears with him, hand-carried letters from Major Richard Halstead, and a British prisoner of war in Germany. He presents them to Halstead’s sister, Phillipa and Helen, Halstead’s fiancée who have had no word of Richard’s fate and are deeply concerned. Phillipa, Sir Henry’s wife, is smitten with Lessingham, after Sir Henry appears to her to be a coward since he will not become involved in the war effort. Lessingham appears to be the perfect gentlemen but he is not who he pretends to be. Eventually, Phillipa and Helen discover that the delivery of Halstead’s letters come with a price. All becomes clear near the end to discover the secret of Lessingham, Sir Henry, and ...

War stories, Spy stories

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Oomphel in the Sky

By: H. Beam Piper

Natives of the distant planet of Kwannon believe that their world is about to end, and in preparing for the apocalypse, may be unnecessarily bringing about their own demise. The planetary government can’t overcome its own bureaucracy to help them, and the military is overwhelmed. Can a single newsman change the course of a whole people, and save their world? (by Mark Nelson)...

Science fiction, Teen/Young adult

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Rover Boys at School, The

By: Edward Stratemeyer ; Arthur M. Winfield

First of the famous Rover Boys books by future Hardy Boys creator Edward Stratemeyer (under the pseudonym Arthur M Winfield), this is an introduction to the fun-loving teenage Rover Brothers -- Dick, Tom & Sam. Virtual orphans, they are sent by their prudish Uncle Randolph to a military boarding school and their adventures soon begin! (Summary by BellonaTimes)...

Children, Adventure

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