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The e-Asia Collection contains about 1800 LIT and PDF eBooks. By building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources, e-Asia strives to contribute to the research and scholarship of East Asia. While the e-Asia project is based largely on resources held at the University of Oregon Library, its purpose is neither to duplicate nor displace printed traditional materials.

 
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Flying High

By: John D. Sherwood

Excerpt: In 1990, the Air University commissioned Carl Builder, an analyst with RAND, to study the institutional Air Force culture. The president, Lieutenant General Charles Boyd, and the commandant of the Air Command and Staff College, Brigadier General Phillip Ford, believed that careerism amongst occupational specialties had eroded the military professionalism of their service. In particular, both officers decried stovepiping, by which specialists looked to their own ...

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Modernization of the Peoples Liberation Army

By: Bates Gill

Excerpt: Summing up his view of future warfare, Wang Pufeng, a prolific writer on the revolution in military affairs (RMA), states that: ?... the authorized strength and equipment, strategy, tactics, and military theory of China?s military are still basically the products of the industrial era and are far from satisfying the demands of information warfare. We have much work to do ...?

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission...

By: Thomas H. Kean

Excerpt: PREFACE; WE PRESENT THE NARRATIVE of this report and the recommendation that flow from it to the President of the United States, the United States Congress, and the American people for their consideration.

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Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of Septembe...

By: Nancy Pelosi

Excerpt: Dear Mr. Speaker; We are pleased to file today, as a House report, the Report of the joint inquiry of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Sino-U.S. Relations the Future

By: James K. Murray

Excerpt: ABSTRACT; As the focus of the world strategic future rapidly evolves the relationship between China and the United States become increasingly more important.

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U.S.-China Relations: A China Policy That Considers Beijing's Succ...

By: Sheryl E. Murray

Excerpt: INTRODUCTION; Something is happening in China. A slow, painful, metamorphosis is occurring. China is coming out of its isolated cocoon and is developing into a viable player in the Asia-Pacific area. Beijing's economic development combined with a nuclear capability and a recent military buildup make China a potential super power in the 21st century.

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Atomic Bomb : Ultimate Failure of Diplomacy

By: Sandy Frank

Excerpt: INTRODUCTION; Hiroshima and Nagasaki! These two words have come to symbolize the unmitigated horror brought about by the terribly destructive power of atomic weapons. If war represents the failure of diplomacy, then modern thinking would dictate that the use of nuclear weapons is the ultimate failure of diplomacy.

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Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen : The Muslim Brotherhood

By: Hassan-Al-Banna

Excerpt: WITHOUT CLOSELY examining Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen (the Muslim Brotherhood) founded in Egypt in 1928, it is impossible to try to understand modern Islamic radicalism. Al-Ikhwan was the first of its kind to politicize Islam within the context of the colonial age and the first to put into practice the theories of Salafist thinkers such as Jamal-al-Din Al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh. These two Muslim revivalists, who wrote and preached during the beginning of the 20th...

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Tokyoites under Air Raids Contemporary Japan: A Review of East Asi...

By: Mitsuaki Kakehi

Excerpt: AS all with other unaccustomed experiences are, the air raid, though an expected thing in wartime, certainly has an element of surprise. But the edge of surprise wears off with the gradual intensification of air bombardments. This has happened in the case of Tokyo now under air raids, and the Tokyoites, having got rid of their initial surprise, are viewing the arrivals and departures of American airplanes without any least sign of enervation. Many of them have f...

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Usaf Credits for the Destruction of Enemy Aircraft Korean War

By: U.S. Army Air Forces

Excerpt: PREFACE; Since the beginning of World War I it has been the is custom and practice of the U.S. Air Force to Award credits to individual-members of the service for the enemy aircraft they have destroyed in combat.

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Army Air Forces in the War against Japan

By: U.S. Army Air Forces

Excerpt: This narrative, prepared by the Historical Division, A.C./A.S., Intelligence provides a factual account of AAF combat operations during the earliest phase of the war against Japan.

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Alice in Wonderland

By: Lewis Carroll

Excerpt: Chapter 1, Down the Rabbit-Hole; Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ?and what is the use of a book,? thought Alice ?without pictures or conversation??.

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Waging Ancient War: Limits on Preemptive Force

By: D. Robert Worley

Excerpt: FOREWORD; The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, stimulated the most far reaching and deep reassessment of American national security strategy since the late 1940s. All of America?s objectives, preferences, and methods were open to evaluation. The outcome of this process will shape U.S. strategy for years to come.

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Doctrine for Asymmetric Warfare

By: Colonel Clinton J. Ancker

Excerpt: ANY DISCUSSION of doctrine and asymmetry must begin by acknowledging the tension inherent between the role of doctrine and the nature of asymmetry in warfare. Doctrine should succinctly express the collective wisdom about how U.S. Armed Forces conduct military operations. In 1923, historian J.F.C. Fuller wrote that ?the central idea of an army is known as its doctrine, which to be sound must be principles of war, and which to be effective must be elastic enough ...

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Special Estimate Probable Effects on Soviet Intentions and Capabil...

Excerpt: Sino-Soviet Reactions; Responsible officials of the U.S.S.R. have declared in public statements and in speeches to the U.N. and to the Allied Council for Japan, that they consider the rearmament of Japan as intolerable. The Chinese Communists have taken the same line.

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Special Estimate Probability of a Communist Assault on Japan in 1951

Excerpt: THE PROBLEM; To examine Communist capabilities of an assault on Japan and to estimate the probability of such an assault during the remainder of 1951.

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Avoiding Vietnam : The U. S. Army's Response to Defeat in Southeas...

By: Conrad C. Crane

Excerpt: The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. This report is cleared for public release; distribution is unlimited.

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Office of Strategic Services Research and Analysis Branch

Excerpt: A selection of the most important recent books on the various countries of the Far East, with critical annotations. An appendix contains a list of important classified materials available to those qualified to see them.

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Fifth Air Force in the Conquest of the Bismarck Archipelago

By: Major Harris G. Warren

Excerpt: This study, prepared by Maj, Harris G. Warren of the Combat Operational History Division, A.A.F. Historical Office, of the Combat Operational History Division, A.A.F. Historical Office, analyzes in considerable detail the air action carried out by A.A.F. units in the Bismarck Archipelago area from November 1943 to March 1944, thus supplementing other narratives in the A.A.F. Historical Series which deal with the operations of the Thirteenth Air Force in the Solo...

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Photographic Interpretation Report Black Shield Mission Bx6847

Excerpt: PREFACE; This report represents a summary of targets covered by the subject mission. Those targets which reflect no significant change in facilities from the most adequate previous mission will carry the appropriate mission number and date, prefixed by the letters NAC, as the last entry on the photo reference line.

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