Winged Shield, Winged Sword 1950-1997: A History of the United States Air Force

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The Minerva Group, Inc., Nov 1, 2003 - History - 672 pages
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Describes and analyzes, in the context of national policy and international rivalries, the evolution of land-based air power since the United States Army in 1907 established an Aeronautical Division. Provides a clearer understanding of the central role of the Air Force in current American defense policy.
 

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Contents

The Emergence of the Strategic Air Command
53
The Air Force as an Institution
97
Containing Communism
129
The War in Southeast Asia 19601975
161
The Air Force and Operations Short of War
201
The War in Southeast Asia 19611968
241
Vietnamization and Withdrawal 19681975
295
Regrouping after Vietnam 19751982
337
Peace is not Always Peaceful
405
From the Deserts to the Mountains
441
The Air Force Approaches
513
Conclusion
555
Notes
571
Selected Readings
579
Authors
617
Index
627

Carrying Out National Policy
373

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Nalty is a historian in teh Office of Air Force History.

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