Things to Come? Some Thoughts on Future Developments
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In trying to chart the way ahead for air power there are obvious difficulties. First, the subject merits a book in itself, and only key aspects could ever be seriously addressed within a single chapter. Second, to look into the future is to enter the realms of speculation, for future defence needs will inevitably be something of a lottery. However, planning only for the short term is bound to end in failure, and in no field is this more true than in that of air power.
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