By Tom Clancy
They're America's entrance lines--serving proudly in ahead components world wide. Representing the superior from the military and Air strength, the Airborne job strength is an unstoppable blend of manpower and firepower. Now, Tom Clancy examines this elite department of our nation's military. With pinpoint accuracy and a method extra compelling than any fiction, the acclaimed writer of Executive Orders promises an attention-grabbing account of the Airborne juggernaut--the humans, the expertise, and Airborne's venture in an ever-changing world...*Two Tom Clancy "mini-novels"--real international situations regarding the airborne activity force*Airborne's guns of the twenty first century, together with the Javelin anti-tank missile, the fiber-optically guided N-LOS hearth aid method, and the Joint Strike Fighter*18 weeks: lifestyles in an Airborne Alert Brigade*Exclusive photos, illustrations, and diagramsPLUS: An in-depth interview with the incoming commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, common John willing
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He died as he had lived, doing the job for which he had trained and prepared. Staying ready so that the rest of us might go about our lives. His. friends, family, and fellow All Americans love and miss him. Acknowledgments Once again, this is the place where I get to introduce you to some of the folks who made this book a reality. We’ll start with my long-time partner and researcher, John D. Gresham. Once again, John traveled the country, met the people, took the pictures, spent nights in the field losing sleep and eating MREs, and did all the things that ensure readers feel like they are there for all the action.
This was an ambitious requirement, especially in the tight military budget climate under President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s. The foreign policy of his Administration was decidedly isolationist, giving the world the impression that America was turning inward and not concerned with the affairs of the rest of the world. This policy came crashing down in 1979, with the storming of the American embassy by “student” militants in Tehran, and the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviets. S. that we needed to be able to project power around the world, and to do it quickly.
The Starlifter is currently being phased out, and replaced with the new C-17A Globemaster III. JOHN D. GRESHAM These troubles, along with the heavy inflation of the late 1960s and early 1970s, caused severe escalations in the price of the C-5 program. ) to save the company. While the C-5’s list of problems may have been long, so too was its list of achievements. It proved vital to the evacuation of Vietnam in 1975, despite the loss of one aircraft. By the end of the 1970s, most military and political leaders were wishing that they had bought more Galaxies, whatever the cost.
Airborne (Tom Clancy's Military Reference) by Tom Clancy