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William Astore


William Astore is a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) and history professor.  His personal blog is Bracing Views. 

  • The American Cult of Bombing and Endless War

    By William Astore | June 10, 2019
    Ten Tenets of Air Power That I Didn’t Learn in the Air Force
  • The Air Force’s Strange Love for the New B-21 Bomber

    By William Astore | June 04, 2018
    Did you know the U.S. Air Force is working on a new stealth bomber? Don’t blame yourself if you didn’t, since the project is so secret that most members of Congress aren’t privy to the details. (Talk about stealthy!)
  • Perpetual War—and How to End It

    By William Astore | February 05, 2018
    Whether the rationale is the need to wage a war on terror involving 76 countries or renewed preparations for a struggle against peer competitors Russia and China (as Defense Secretary James Mattis suggested recently while introducing America’s new National Defense Strategy), the U.S. military is engaged globally.
  • The American Military Uncontained

    By William Astore | September 13, 2017
    When it comes to the “world’s greatest military,” the news has been shocking. Two fast U.S. Navy ships colliding with slow-moving commercial vessels with tragic loss of life.

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