New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2018. The Handbook comprises five sections - Part I. Foundation: The Essence of Air Power / Part II. Roles and Functions: Delivering Air Power / Part III. Cross-Domain Integration: Applying Air Power / Part IV. Political-Social-Economic Environment: Air Power in its Strategic Context / Part V. Case Studies: Air Power in its National Context.
The Routledge Handbook of Air Power offers a comprehensive overview of the political purposes and military importance of air power. Despite its increasing significance in international relations, statecraft and war, the phenomenon of air power remains controversial and little understood beyond its tactical and technological prominence. This volume provides a comprehensive survey designed to contribute to a deep and sophisticated understanding of air power. Containing contributions from academics and service personnel, the book comprises five sections: - Part I Foundation: the essence of air power - Part II Roles and functions: delivering air power - Part III Cross-domain integration: applying air power - Part IV Political-social-economic environment: air power in its strategic context - Part V Case studies: air power in its national context Examining a series of themes and factors that contribute to an understanding of the utility and applicability of air power, this Handbook focuses on the essence of air power, identifies its roles and functions, and places air power in its wider strategic and national contexts. The Routledge Handbook of Air Power will be of great interest to students of air power, strategic studies, defence studies, security studies and IR, as well as to military professionals and policy-makers.
Table of Contents
Foreword, David A. Deptula Introduction: The New Face of War, John Andreas Olsen Part I: Foundation: Essence of Air Power 1. Air Power Anatomy, Benjamin S. Lambeth 2. Air Power and High Command, Alan Stephens 3. Air Power Theory, Phillip S. Meilinger 4. Science, Technology and Air Warfare, Richard P. Hallion 5 Air Power, International Law and Ethics, Jeffrey Biller 6. Air Power History, Peter W. Gray Part II: Roles and Functions: Delivering Air Power 7. Control of the Air, Dag Henriksen 8. Air Strike, Frans Osinga 9. Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Gjert Lage Dyndal 10. Air Mobility, Robert C. Owen 11. Command and Control, Christopher McInnes 12. Air Power Logistics, Richard Knighton Part III: Cross-Domain Integration: Applying Air Power 13. Air-Land Integration, Harvey Smyth 14. Air-Sea Integration, Travis Hallen 15. Air-Special Operation Integration, James D. Kiras 16. Air-Space Integration, Everett Dolman 17. Air Power and Cyber, Richard Andres 18. Air Power in Interagency Operations, James S. Corum Part IV: Political-Social Economic Environment: Air Power in its Strategic Context 19. Combat Power and Political Effect, Michael Clarke 20. Air Power and the Media, Philip Sabin 21. Deterrence and Coercive Diplomacy, Karl P. Muller 22. Air Power in Multinational Operations, Christian F. Anrig 23. Cost of Combat Air Power, Trevor Taylor 24. Air Power and Industry, Keith Hayward Part V: Case Studies: Air Power in its National Context 25. China Air Power, Xiaoming Zhang 26. Russian Air Power, Igor Sutyagin 27. Indian Air Power, Sanu Kainikara 28. Pakistani Air Power, Jamal Hussein 29. Brazilian Air Power, Carlos Eduardo Valle Rosa 30. Japan, Tomoyuki Ishizu Conclusion: The Shape of Things to Come, John Andreas Olsen Afterword, Stephen Hillier