Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force, 1947-2007 (2nd edition)
Macmillan, 2007/06/26 - 576 ページ
The second edition of Beyond the Wild Blue, an update of the popular history originally released in 1997, is a fascinating look at sixty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology.
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The author nicely explains the evolution from a garrison force to a mature
expeditionary force that brings so much power and flexibility to the joint force
commander. Along the way he points out how research and development, long
an Air ...
My thanks go to General Joseph E. Ralston, USAF, Vice Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff; General David C. Jones, USAF (Ret.), former Chief of Staff and
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; General Lew Allen, Jr., USAF (Ret.), former
... won in concert with the Army and the Navy. No matter how hotly the three
services contend for roles and missions, appropriations, media attention, and
public support, the serious bickering stops when it comes to battle. The concept
of joint ...
many respects, the United States' bungling, unprepared entrance into the Korean
conflict—the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong
enemy, according to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Omar ...
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Readers of veteran aviation writer Boyne will know what to expect in this update of The Wild Blue (1998): an enthusiastic account of American air power, rich in personal anecdotes as well as ... レビュー全文を読む
11 Terror and response
12 Assessing problems and facing challenges
A chronology of aerospace power since 1903
springboard to the future
10 Unremitting warfare