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The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force (Studies in Conflict)

Robert M. Farley


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The United States needs airpower, but does it need an air force? In Grounded, Robert M. Farley persuasively argues that America should end the independence of the United States Air Force (USAF) and divide its assets and missions between the United States Army and the United States Navy. In the wake of World War I, advocates of the Air Force argued that an organizationally independent air force would render other military branches obsolete. These boosters promised clean, easy wars: airpower wou.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813165578, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2015

About the Author

Robert M. Farley is an assistant professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky.