Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the Editor

Article excerpt

Once again, we are very much concentrated on the conflict in Southeast Asia. Three of our offerings deal with that conflict, and our fourth has a twenty-first century focus.

First up is part 3 of Theo van Geffen's series on the many attempts to destroy the Thanh Hoa Bridge. This time he covers the latter half of the 1960s into the next decade, and talks about the bombing halt, technological developments, and U.S. Navy efforts during the time period. He also offers a lovely collection of photos.

Our second article is by a repeat contributor also, Forrest Marion, who offers comparisons and contrasts between the air advising missions in Iraq and in Afghanistan. It's a much more current subject, and quite interesting.

Our third article is another offering by Theo van Geffen, as he discusses the protective reaction strikes of the early 1970s that culminated in the dismissal of Gen. John Lavelle, a seeming injustice that is still controversial and also under review. …

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