Thursday, October 8, 2015

Limits of Air Power

Bombing, even by precision-guided munitions, without eyes on the ground, has always failed, and will always fail. We’re watching it fail in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Eyes on the ground without air overhead will also fail. But the current budget-cut climate in Washington — a bipartisan consensus just cut military retirements by 20%, and cut retiree health care, so that Congress can redirect the money to more direct cronies — means the services are jousting with one another while savvier enemies are mortaring the playing field.

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The Limits of Air Power

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