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We cannot take responsibility for items which are lost or damaged in transit. For purchases where a shipping charge was paid, there will be no refund of the original shipping charge. He names generals who accepted mediocrity based on their inability to recognize the need for change. Laslie should have said more about inadequate pre-strike intelligence, but perhaps he considered that weaknesses as a given. The air war over Iraq and Kuwait was actually a tactical air war that caused strategic level effects. Everything about air power in the way it was traditionally conceived was overturned during Desert Storm.
Laslie best captures the mood of the time in his account of planning for Desert Shield.
Personality clashes created scenes of drama equal to the most intense you can find on a good TV miniseries. As a wrap-up, Laslie explains the restructuring of the entire Air Force. He does not delve into air operations in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq.
It documents his experiences as the only U. He began working in the commercial art field after high school, then joined the U.
Air Force in as an illustrator. Six years later, he was a staff sergeant and received orders to Vietnam, where he was assigned to the th Air Division Headquarters Unit. As the only illustrator, his primary duty was documenting airlift resupply operations by drawing and painting what he observed. Some of his works are on display at the U. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
This is one of their stories. While security forces from the U. Army and ARVN Airborne moved through the area responding to enemy attacks, Bowen and his men were on placed on alert, ready to respond. Enemy rocket attacks continued night and day through February and into March, concentrating on the flight line and housing areas.
The base control tower even sustained a direct hit. Bowen includes many sketches of the destruction in his book. Especially poignant was Bowen comforting another airman who was on a sandbag-filling detail when they were bracketed by a salvo of rockets, killing and wounding several men. Again, the combined U. I served in Vietnam and saw our forces in action in the field and participated in the bombing campaigns in Vietnam.
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