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Phillip S. Meilinger

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178899

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.001.0001

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Thoughts on War

Phillip S. Meilinger

University Press of Kentucky

ALTHOUGH MOST OF MY publications have concerned aviation theory, doctrine, and practice, the bulk of my academic career was spent teaching the broader area of military history. This forced me to see airpower in context over time and place, and also led me to issues I ordinarily might have missed, such as the definition of decisive victories or the nature and purpose of second front operations. I wrote and published a number of essays dealing with war over the centuries. In most cases, time and space constraints limited my ability to fully explore a subject; the papers in this collection therefore tend to be longer, more detailed, and better sourced than accounts formerly published. Other essays have not been printed previously....

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