April 2011

Vol. 94, No. 4

The Century Series

From F-100 to F-106, USAF’s legendary Century Series” of fighters performed a wide range of missions with distinction.”


Every four years, the Quadrennial Defense Review is supposed to offer a clean-sheet look at military s

Washington Watch

No Flies on Libya The UN has implemented a no-fly zone over Libya, responding to Muammar Qaddafi’s attempts put down a popular uprising by using mercenaries and air strikes on rebels and civilians alike. The March 17 authorization followed weeks...

Air Force World

Airmen Killed at Frankfurt Airport A gunman killed two airmen and wounded two more in a shooting at Frankfurt Arpt., Germany, March 2. A1C Zachary R. Cuddeback, a vehicle operator assigned to the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron stationed at Ramstein...


Smoke Signals “Deliver what you promise. Period. Dot. Don’t blow smoke up my ass. There is no time for it. There is no money for it. There is no patience for it.”—Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF Chief of Staff, in...

Mirage F1

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Rumsfeld’s “Parade of Horribles”

“Iraq: An Illustrative List of Potential Problems” Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Memo to President George W. Bush Washington, D.C. October 15, 2002 FULL TEXT VERSION Before Operation Iraqi Freedom, Donald H. Rumsfeld wrote a secret memo to President...


Replanting ROTC Your editorial on ROTC returning to prestigious schools was insightful and timely [“Editorial: Replanting ROTC,” February p. 4]. While I agree that your expectations of faculty reaction are unfortunately realistic, at least at Harvard, it appears that the...


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AFA National Report

Desert Storm Anniversary The Central Florida Chapter’s 27th annual black-tie Air Force Gala noted the 20th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, spotlighting some of the milestone events and major players from that war. The gala always serves as the culmination...