Institutional Memory and the US Air Force
19th Operations Support Squadron Little Rock AFB United States
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Although the vague term modern war leaves some question about the wars General Moseley was referring to, his 2007 white paper raises questions regarding airpowers impact and historical record, especially in light of the two conflicts that consumed the US military at the end of that year.1 The question of whether or not air superiority is vital to successful military operations is nothing new indeed, arguments concerning the utility of American airpower have raged in earnest for over 100 years. No technological milestone such as the atomic bomb, supersonic flight, precision-guided weapons, or even stealth has settled the debate about where Airmen and airpower fit in the dialogue of national defense.