Air Journal Calls for Long Takes on Bomb Runs

Editors of Balloons to Drones, a multi-disciplinary website that covers air-power history, theory, and operations, including space and cyber topics, recently solicited 3,000-word articles regarding "use and development of air strikes from the earliest use of air power through to today." Successful submissions will be published on the website starting in January 2020.

In their call for submissions, editors note:
The use of air power to achieve an effect on the ground and at sea remains controversial. For example, with regards to strategic bombing, Robert Pape argued in Bombing to Win that it ‘did not work’ as a military strategy. Moreover, since the inception of air power, there have been ongoing legal and ethical debates about the use of air strikes in various spheres of military activity. As such, From Balloons to Drones is seeking submissions for a series of articles that examine the varied use of air strikes, both kinetic and non-kinetic, at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of war.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Strategy, Theory and Doctrine
  • Organization and Policy
  • Roles
  • Operations, Kinetic and Non-Kinetic
  • Tactics, Training, and Procedures
  • Strategic and Operational Effect
  • Technological Developments
  • Culture
  • Ethical and Moral Issues
  • National, International, and Transnational Experiences
Submissions should be marked "SUBMISSION – Bombing to Win Revisited’." Include a 50- to 100-word biographical statement.

Questions and submissions may be directed to editor Ross Mahoney via e-mail: airpowerstudies AT gmail DOT com

More generally, the website welcomes articles of analysis, commentary, and book reviews, and other content here.


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Photo caption: A B-2 Spirit is prepped for launch in a flight line dock on July 17, 2019, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The military installation is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the inaugural flight of the B-2 in 1989. U.S. Air Force photo by Sr. Airman Thomas M. Barley