The Destruction and Rebuilding of the Afghan Air Force, 1989-2009

Marion, Forrest L.
June 2010
Air Power History;Summer2010, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p22
Academic Journal
The article presents an in-depth examination into the events, leadership and conditions of the Afghan Air Force between 1989 to 2009. Details are given reviewing the status of the nation's Air Force at the end of the Soviet military campaigns in the region, charting its use up through the 1990s until the beginning of the U.S. led Afghan War of 2001. Discussion is then offered noting the ways in which the U.S. war had significantly changed the structure, allegiance and capacity of the Afghan Air Force. Profiles of several air force leaders during the period are also included such as Brigadier General Walter D. Givhan, Major General Mohammad Dawran, and General Abdul Rashid Dostum.


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