Air Force Magazine №7 2016
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Air Force Magazine

Air Force Magazine №7 2016

Год / месяц: 2016/7
Номер: 7
Страниц: 92
Формат: PDF - 22 MB

Air Force Magazine - журнал  Ассоциации военнослужащих и ветеранов ВВС США

4 Editorial: Deterring the Dragon in the South China Sea.
Arms sales to Vietnam may be trifle, but the message is paramount.
20 Fifty Years of Mission in the Mountain
By Jennifer Hlad
USAF’s Cheyenne Mountain complex is, in some ways, busier than ever.
26 Ground-Based Question Mark
By Brian W. Everstine
The nation needs a Minuteman III replacement, but the looming nuclear modernization bill is daunting.
32 The Second Offset
By Rebecca Grant
When the Soviets achieved nuclear parity, the US regained its military advantage—through technology.
38 Russia Cheats
By Mark B. Schneider
There is no reason to expect Russia to break a habit of ignoring its arms control and treaty obligations.
By doing this, it has gained military advantages for decades.
44 Thunderbirds
By John A. Tirpak
Meet the Air Force’s highest-profile ambassadors and recruiting tools.
56 The Yom Kippur Airlift
By John C. Correll
It has become popular to discount the value of Operation Nickel Grass, but its importance to Israel was clear enough in 1973.
64 Air Force Strategy and Inherent Resolve
By Robert J. Elder Jr.
In this war, airpower is the weapon of choice because of its inherent flexibility.
68 The P-51’s Turbulent Development
By John Fredrickson
The legendary aircraft’s designers overcame significant developmental pains creating the iconic fighter.

6 Letters
7 Senior Staff Changes
7 Index to Advertisers
8 Action in Congress: Will the F-35 Remain Joint?
10 Aperture: Disappearing fighter fleet; No rescue from a sixth gen fighter; Uptick in attack helos; Retirement plans.
12 Screen Shot
14 Air Force World
19 Chart Page: Where the Generals Are
73 Books
74 Verbatim
88 Airpower Classics: F-35 Lightning II

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