Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

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As you may note from the flyers inside the front cover, and on page 4, there is a symposium upcoming on October 15 and 16 of this year, at the National Defense University, covering the air war over Vietnam. As a result, we have featured, as the third article in the magazine, a longer than normal piece on the overall USAF effort in Vietnam up until 1968. We expect to run the 1968 to 1975 part of the story in the next issue. The article began life as a pamphlet published by the Air Force History and Museums program on the occasion of the Air Force's Fiftieth Anniversary in 1997. It has not been superceded, and it provided an excellent background for the October symposium. We would love to see you all there in October.

We open with a more modern piece by Dan Haulman, an excellent and frequent author in air power history, on the USAF in the air over Serbia in 1999. It seems hard to believe that the episode was more than fifteen years ago now.

Our second article is from across the pond, our English contributor, A.D. Harvey, and his reluctant debunking of the myths of Pierre Clostermann. He is considerate in his criticism of liberties taken with the historical record, and it is an interesting history. …

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