Not everything in the Libyan campaign worked as planned. An emerging issue is the erosion of a fundamental U.S. Air Force skill — targeting — that surfaced in a recent Air Combat Command review. “As we conducted operations in Libya, we found we were running out of targeting capability,” says Lt. Gen. Larry James, the service’s deputy chief of staff for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). “So we’ve begun to look at what we need to add. We are looking at all the ...

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