Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Article excerpt

In this issue, we are completing the story of the conflict in Southeast Asia, which we began in the last issue. It is designed to complement the sessions that will be underway in October with the "Violent Skies: Air War over Vietnam" symposium, jointly sponsored b all of the services. The National Defense University is hosting this symposium on October 15th and 16th. Complete registration details are located at www.violentskies.org.

As a result of the impending event, our lead article is Part II of A War Too Long, by Col. John S. Schlight, USAF (Ret.), which carries the story from 1965 to the end of the conflict. We also have an article by Darrell Whitcomb about the introduction of the A-7 aircraft into the "Sandy" role in Vietnam. It is the result of extensive research undertaken by the author at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

The third article departs from the theme, and is contributed by Daniel Haulman, one of the eminent crew of archivists and historians at Maxwell, who has written extensively on the experience of the Tuskegee Airmen through the years. In this article, Dan has covered some new ground in greater detail as he discusses who helped, and who hindered, the Airmen during World War II. An interesting read.

As usual, we have an extensive collection of book reviews, some twenty in all, beginning on page 50. …

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