A version of this article appears in the September 1 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. It’s unlikely that the U.S. Air Force will be abolished in anyone’s lifetime, whatever Robert Farley may think (AW&ST July 28, p. 50). Former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and attorney Charles Blanchard (AW&ST Aug. 25, p. 50) competently defend the Air Force’s operational record and doctrine in their response. But Farley’s book, Grounded: ...

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