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The quest for relevant air power : continental European responses to the air power challenges of the post-Cold War era / Christian F. Anrig

Catalog Data

Author:
Anrig, Christian F  Search this
Air University (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
France Armée de l'air  Search this
Germany Luftwaffe  Search this
Netherlands Koninklijke Luchtmacht  Search this
Sweden Flygvapnet  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 420 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
France
Germany
Netherlands
Sweden
Date:
2012
2011
Notes:
"With a foreword by Air Vice-Marshal Tony Mason"--Cover.
"Updated May 2012."
Contents:
Introduction -- Post-Cold War challenges -- French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) -- German Air Force (Luftwaffe) -- Royal Netherlands Air Force (Koninklijke Luchtmacht) -- Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet) -- Conclusion
Summary:
"Examines the air power experience of a selected range of European countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Gulf War of 1991. The study offers an assessment of key issues influencing the evolution of air power in continental Europe. Amongst the main challenges are deployed operations, the intellectual grasp of air power doctrine, and the imbalance between combat aircraft and force enablers. Regarding the latter, the development of common capabilities that are equally available to both NATO and the European Union is crucial."--P. [4] of cover.
Topic:
Air power  Search this
Air forces  Search this
Call number:
UG635.E85 A57 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_993912