February 1998

Vol. 81, No. 2

When the POWs Came Home

Twenty-five years ago this month, 332 Air Force POWs held by Communists in Southeast Asia left their prison cells, boarded USAF transports, and returned home from the war.

In the Polls

Recent surveys track public opinion on defense issues.


For more than 30 years the SR-71 has been in a class all its own.

Going Gray

The Air Force has managed to keep its aging fleet in shape, but problems are now looming.

Aerospace World

Joint STARS Achieves IOC The Air Force declared Dec. 18 that the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft fleet achieved initial operational capability. IOC was reached seven years after the original E-8, then a developmental aircraft, played a...