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B-2 Down!

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On February 23, 2008
OH NOES! A B-2 stealth bomber plunged to the ground shortly after taking off from an air base in Guam on Saturday, the first time one crashed, but both pilots ejected safely, Air Force officials said. The aircraft was taking off with three others on their last flight out of Guam after a four-month deployment, […]

Decrepit F-15s

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On January 11, 2008

Wow… This is a simulation of the recent F-15 crash. The crash resulted in the grounding of much of the fleet; fortunately, the pilot survived.

Dunlap Makes the Case…

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On January 10, 2008
…for abolishing the Air Force better than I ever could. In a rather incoherent op-ed in yesterday’s NYT, Major General Charles Dunlap makes the following series of claims: The military success of the Surge is due to an increase in “boots on the ground”; so much for those “boots on the ground zealots“. The counter-insurgency […]

Grounded Eagles

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On November 12, 2007

Christian at Defense Tech has a nice rundown on the “grounded Eagles” problem; if you hadn’t heard, the USAF grounded its entire fleet of F-15s after a plane broke up in flight a cou

Project Valour IT

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On November 4, 2007
Given that I’ve called for the end of the Air Force, I think it’s only fair that LGM join the Air Force Valour IT Project team. The goal of Project Valour IT is to raise money for the purchase of voice-activated laptops for disabled veterans. It seems to me that this is unassailably a good […]

Air Force Roundtable

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On November 1, 2007

The roundtable for the Air Force article is now up at TAP. Participants included myself, David Axe, Jason Sigger, Michael Goldfarb, John of Op-For, Sharon Weinberger, and Noah Shachtman. The subscript

Air Force Round-up

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On October 31, 2007

Got some good reactions out there to my Air Force abolition article: David Axe is participating in a roundtable on the article, the results of which will be available tomorrow. He’s also written

Son, You’ve Got A Bad Attitude About the Air Force

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On October 22, 2007
I have an article in this month’s American Prospect about the United States Air Force. An excerpt: But it’s time to revisit the 1947 decision to separate the Air Force from the Army. While everyone agrees that the United States military requires air capability, it’s less obvious that we need a bureaucratic entity called the […]
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