Beyond the Wild Blue: A History of the U.S. Air Force, 1947-2007 (2nd edition)
Macmillan, 2007/06/26 - 576 ページ
The second edition of Beyond the Wild Blue, an update of the popular history originally released in 1997, is a fascinating look at sixty turbulent years of Air Force history. From the prop-driven armada of World War II to the most advanced Stealth weaponry, from pioneers like General Henry "Hap" Arnold to glorious conquests in the Gulf War, Beyond the Wild Blue is a high-flying study of the triumphs (and failures) of leadership and technology.
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The first and most immediate of these was the talented, focused, and effective air
forces of the Soviet Union, which developed excellent equipment in massive
numbers along with the strategy and tactics to use it. The USSR shared its ...
Despite the multifaceted nature of the Air Force's tasks, it was successful in
almost all of them, all the while containing the Soviet Union and making the most
vital contributions to winning the Cold War. It was next thrust into a peacekeeping
The productive capacity of the Soviet Union, channeled so single-mindedly into
its military efforts (for its space program was primarily for military purposes), was
unable to develop an industrial base with a technology and a market structure ...
... the supine acceptance by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the service secretaries of
military budgets that they knew to be inadequate to support the foreign policies of
the United States in the face of an increasingly aggressive Soviet Union.
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Readers of veteran aviation writer Boyne will know what to expect in this update of The Wild Blue (1998): an enthusiastic account of American air power, rich in personal anecdotes as well as ... レビュー全文を読む
11 Terror and response
12 Assessing problems and facing challenges
A chronology of aerospace power since 1903
springboard to the future
10 Unremitting warfare