Cover: The Value of Airlift in Defensive, Local, or Peripheral Wars After 1960.

The Value of Airlift in Defensive, Local, or Peripheral Wars After 1960.

Published 1956

by Samuel E. Eastman

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A discussion of the value of airlift to the U.S. Air Force in a situation sometime after 1960 involving something less than all-out general war. Military requirements for intercontinental air transportation are discussed, along with U.S. capacity to engage in limited war operations. 15

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