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Grounded!

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In Robert Farley
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On August 12, 2013
I have a piece up at David Axe’s joint on military institutions and the USAF: With the Iraq War over and the fighting in Afghanistan winding down, why does the United States need to maintain two large land armies, the Army and Marine Corps? The question seems perfectly reasonable given the apparent absence of large […]

Form Without Substance

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In Robert Farley
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On January 22, 2013
Derp: The Department of Defense is a leader in equal opportunity for all patriots seeking to serve this great nation. . . The vigilant warriors in AFGSC understand they are all equal and unified in purpose to provide a safe, secure and effective deterrent force for the United States. . . Dr. King would be […]
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Apropos of this story on the reintegration of B-52 into an air-sea framework, some recent research on the book reminded me of how differently the Soviets handled air-sea cooperation.  As readers of Red Storm Rising may recollect, Soviet long and medium range bombers were expected to play a major role in naval conflict in the […]

F-22 Losses

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On May 16, 2012

Just a couple thoughts on the 60 Minutes F-22 expose. I listened in on a conference call by Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Adam Kinzinger yesterday, and they seem to be taking this pretty seriously, and mo

Warthog Contratemps

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In Robert Farley
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On February 8, 2012
Over at WPR, I have some thoughts on the USAF’s latest effort to get rid of the pesky A-10 Warthog: For whatever reason, the A-10 has become a people’s favorite. It graces the cover of such popular texts as Charles Gross’ “American Military Aviation.” In the 1980s, it served as the inspiration for toys such as […]
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