John Warden and the Renaissance of American Air Power

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Potomac Books, Inc., 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 349 pages
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Dr. John Andreas Olsen has written an insightful, compelling biography of retired U.S. Air Force colonel John A. Warden III, the brilliant but controversial air warfare theorist and architect of Operation Desert Storm’s air campaign. Warden’s radical ideas about air power’s purposes and applications, promulgated at the expense of his own career, sparked the ongoing revolution in military affairs. Legendary in defense circles, Warden is also the author of The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat (republished by Brassey’s, Inc. in 1989). Presenting both the positives and negatives of Warden’s personality and impact in this objective portrait, Olsen offers a trenchant analysis of his revolutionary ideas and great accomplishments.
 

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Contents

SUPPORT TO THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
11TRANSFORMING THE AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE
12A FAREWELL TO ARMS
THE INTELLECTUAL WARRIOR
EPILOGUE
INSTANT THUNDER
CENTCOM AIR CAMPAIGN PLAN
NOTES

THE AIR CAMPAIGN
NINETYTHREE INITIATIVES
CREATION LOSS AND RECOVERY
VICTORY THROUGH AIR POWER
SUPPORT TO THE MILITARY CAMPAIGN

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About the author (2007)

Colonel John Andreas Olsen is general deputy director in the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and visiting professor at the Swedish National Defence College. Professor Olsen is the author of "Strategic Air Power in Desert Storm" and "John Warden and the Renaissance of American Air Power", and the editor of "A History of Air Warfare, Global Air Power, Air Commanders", and "European Air Power".

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