June 1984 Volume 30 Number 6
In this issue:
- From Wood and Linen Kites to Metal Monsters
The philosopher Hegel stated, "The only lesson which history teaches is that history teaches no lessons." Another philosopher, Santayana remarked, "Those who have not studied history are doomed to relive it." A cursory reading of the statements arouses a degree of ambivalence, but close analysis indicates that they offer sound advice in applying historical precedent when seeking solutions to present day problems. That is to say that although history cannot be ignored, it must not be the sole determinator of cause and effect when applied to current situations.
- Summer Training Exercises
To most people summer means vacations and holidays but to the 750,000 Regular Army and 685,000 Reserve and Guard personnel, summer also means training. Before your unit goes into the field is the time to review SOPs and to do your preexercise planning. The potential for accidental injury or death to personnel and damages to equipment increases in the unfamiliar environment and taxing conditions of field training. Good planning can help lessen the chances of that happening. Remember-death takes no holiday.
- Threat: Soviet Combat Helicopters Today
The Soviets' practice of providing close air support to their ground forces was polished to a fine art during World War II when the IL-2 Stormovik ground attack fighter became the scourge of the battlefield. As the primary ground support aircraft, the IL-2 was particularly feared by the Germans for its effectiveness in antiarmor roles.
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