For the public, the wars and subsequent stabilization efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan have accentuated the actions of US ground forces, but airpower has been a key behind-the-scenes factor all along. Air warfare will, if anything, grow even more critical to American military operations in years to come.
Modernization of the combat Air Force is not only a strategic necessity, but it is also a fiscally sensible course of action.
So said a wide variety of speakers at AFA’s Air & Space Conference held in September in Washington, D.C.
And is it just me or does every photo in the article involve an HH-53 Pavelow helicopter, including a nice photo of what on first glance I assumed was a general? That's some stealthy helo...