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[OT]Every Man a Tiger

From: KH.Ranitzsch@t... (kh.ranitzsch)
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 21:38:02 +0100
Subject: [OT]Every Man a Tiger

Hello Everybody

Just finished reading "Every man a Tiger" by Tom Clancy and Chuck Horner
paper-back. Well-written, an excellent read, and quite infomative.

Chuck Horner was the commander of the US Air Forces during the Gulf War.
This is his biography, with a heavy emphasis on the Gulf War, but also
interesting scenes and insights on the Vietnam War and the time in
The Gulf War section gives an very good impression of all the work and
effort it took to organize such a large air force, something not easily
appreciate in a Wargame, even in a campaign.

What brings this on topic even for Full Thrust ;-) is that Horner was
CINCSPACE after the War. Some interesting, slightly tongue-in-cheek
about relationship between the military and the 'space geeks', about the
workings of the US military space program and a strong plea for the
exploration of space. Horner (or Clancy?) even manages to explain
types of orbits in plain woids. (Not that anybody on this list would
that ;-)


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