Aces and Aerial Victories: The USAF in Southeat Asia, 1965-1973

A pdf book describing the role played by the “fast movers” and big bombers in the Vietnam War.

One would be tempted to take a skeptical approach to reports like this, seeing them (particularly today) as a means of justifying the role of expensive aviation hardware in combating an insurgency. But there is more happening here.

This is really an account of the challenges of operating in an environment with restrictive rules of engagement, and the work hints that not only tactics but strategy, platforms, and force structure must change when fighting a “limited” or hybrid war.

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