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Airpower Diplomacy?

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In Robert Farley
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On December 5, 2012
In contrast to Adam Lowther, I’m skeptical about the potential for airpower diplomacy: Simply put, the United States Air Force is not a tool honed for “soft” or “smart” power. Its understanding of the commons is at odds with the idea of a positive sum game. This is not to say that airpower (whether manifested […]

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

Martin Van Creveld’s Age of Airpower is a survey of airpower theory and practice since the 19th century. Van Creveld ranges widely in his discussion, from the military employment of balloons prior to the advent of aircraft through World War II and the jet age.   His approach is more or less chronological, although a […]
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