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.