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Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2015
Great Book! Not at all what I expected! I was a tanker pilot in the Gulf War, taught Air Power at the AF Academy, and currently work for Air Force Space Command, so I had some expectations when I started reading this book. I expected a tale of how the synergies of superior technology and the force multipliers produced by space produced an overwhelming advantage that showcased the capabilities of the USAF.
Instead, I got a well thought out lesson on the power of realistic training against an advanced, integrated Air Defense System. I learned the value of bringing together all aspects of an Air Campaign from ISR to Search and Rescue against a rigorous threat, where aircrews die over and over … until they can live.
Better still, it did not read like a history book, but more like a novel about airpower and the airmen of the seventies, eighties and early nineties. Their personal stories brought the times alive, making it an easy and enjoyable read.

Dallas Stephens, Lt Col (USAF Retired)
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