Russell E. Dougherty
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Learning, Teaching, and Learning
I retire as Executive Director of AFA June 1, turning over my responsibilities to a worthy successor, David L. Gray. This is my final editorial as Publisher of Air Force Magazine. Thus it is time for a bit of traditional...
Zero Growth — Or Worse
In October, Gen. Charles A. Gabriel, Air Force Chief of Staff, told Air Force Association symposium audience in Los Angeles that “over the past five years, we have rebuilt our defenses because enough dollars have been made available. But budget...
The Essence of Airpower
Unlimited global access is the quintessential element of American airpower.
An Editorial: Deficits and Defense
Cutting the defense budget is not the solution to the federal deficit.
Research and Technology vs. Operational Reality
Conceptualizing is no substitute for real-world capabilities.
Capability x Will = Deterrence
The issue is not war and peace, but how best to preserve our freedom.
Ours or Theirs?
Some people persist in asking the wrong questions about the military balance.
What Ike Really Said
People who dislike the military or industry or both quote Eisenhower out of context on the military—in
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