Academic journal article Air & Space Power Journal


Academic journal article Air & Space Power Journal


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I just finished reading the Spring 2002 edition of Aerospace Power Journal. As the NORAD deputy inspector general (soon to be the USSPACECOM and NORAD inspector general), I jumped immediately into those articles on homeland security. Homeland defense is a growth industry, thanks to the events of 11 September 2001. That said, it bothers me immensely when one of our "bright and shiny" action officers at the Air Staff still refers to NORAD as North American Air Defense Command instead of North American Aerospace Defense Command. Of course I refer to Lt Col Michael Champness's article in the Spring issue and his glaring error on Air Force doctrinal definitions. My USSPACE-- COM brethren feelings are hurt.

Stay the course.

Check 6!

Col Dan Phillips, USAF

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Editor's Note: APJ is to blame for this error, not Colonel Champness. During our editorial process, we define all acronyms used in an author's original submission and mistakenly used the old "air" desig-nation instead of "aerospace" in defining NORAD. So our apologies and thanks to Colonel Phillips for the correction.


Once again, Dr. David R. Mets is almost a lone voice in the wilderness in his attempts to keep the discussion and study of airlift and air mobility in play ("Between Two Worlds: Fodder for Your Professional Reading on Global Reach and Air Mobility," Spring 2002). …

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