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USAF Pilot Training and the Air War in Vietnam

Brian D. Laslie

in The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The first chapter functions as an introduction to the work. It begins by focusing on the role of tactical air power in Vietnam, with particular emphasis on air-to-air engagements. The chapter ... More


Reorganization after the Storm

Brian D. Laslie

in The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This brief chapter discusses how the USAF came to the conclusion that separate “strategic” and “tactical” commands were no longer necessary and therefore created the all-encompassing Air Combat ... More


Desert Storm: Execution

Brian D. Laslie

in The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 7 demonstrates that Desert Storm ushered in a new form of aerial warfare based upon the revolution in training that exploited the new advanced technologies of the 1970s and 1980s. This ... More


The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Brian D. Laslie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This work traces the creation and evolution of air combat training exercises within the U.S. Air Force from Vietnam through Operation Desert Storm and Operation Allied Force. After Vietnam, the USAF ... More


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