Air Power's Lost Cause: The American Air Wars of Vietnam (War and Society) (Hardcover)

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The first comprehensive treatment of the air wars in Vietnam. Filling a substantial void in our understanding of the history of airpower in Vietnam, this book provides the first comprehensive treatment of the air wars in Vietnam. Brian Laslie traces the complete history of these air wars from the beginning of American involvement until final withdrawal. Detailing the competing roles and actions of the air elements of the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force, the author considers the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war. He also looks at the air war from the perspective of the North Vietnamese Air Force. Most important for understanding the US defeat, Laslie illustrates the perils of a nation building a one-dimensional fighting force capable of supporting only one type of war.

About the Author


Brian D. Laslie is the Command Historian at the United States Air Force Academy. He is the author of The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781442274341
ISBN-10: 1442274344
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: May 14th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: War and Society