How A Troubling Vietnam Report Helped ‘Aviation Leak’ Earn Its Name

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Like a bolt out of the blue, an email from a long-lost colleague I never knew popped up in my inbox. It was from C.M. “Tony” Plattner, an Aviation Week combat reporter and aircraft evaluation pilot nearly six decades ago, who covered the Vietnam War and Cold War. I had seen his name in our digital...

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