Mighty MAC: Airlift, Rescue, Special Operations by Rene J. Francillon, Peter B. Lewis, Visit Amazon's Jim Dunn

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Centered at Scott AFB, Illinois, the army Airlift Command is proudly known as The spine of Deterrence'. It possesses greater than one thousand airplane and has a body of workers power of over ninety four, 000 lively accountability humans, either army and civilian. It routines direct command over thirteen bases within the usa and controls US amenities at Lajes box within the Azores and Rhein-Main AB in West Germany. Upon mobilization of Air strength Reserve (AFRES) and Air nationwide safeguard (ANG) forces, MAC will achieve an extra sixty three, 000 humans and nearly 390 airplane. in addition, MAC's resources are supplemented in peacetime by way of these ot advertisement schedule carriers working lower than army contracts and in time of emergency via these of companies engaging within the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) programme. - MAC flying devices are dispensed between 3 numbered Air Forces. The Twenty-First Air strength, based at McGuire AFB, New Jersey, has eleven army Airlift Squadrons (two with C-5A/Bs, six with C-14lBs, one with C-22As and C-130Es, one with C-23As, and one with a mixture of mild transports and helicopters), 4 Tactical Airlift Squadrons with C-130Es, one Aeromedical Airlift Squadron with C-9As, and one Air Base Squadron with C-12s and C-21s. The Twenty-Third Air strength, based at Hurlburt box, Florida, conducts targeted operations as its fundamental venture. Its different missions comprise strive against rescue, peacetime rescue coordination, safety aid for intercontinental ballistic missile websites, aeromedical evacuation, facility flight fee operations, climate.

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Mighty MAC: Airlift, Rescue, Special Operations

Based at Scott AFB, Illinois, the army Airlift Command is proudly referred to as The spine of Deterrence'. It possesses greater than one thousand airplane and has a team of workers energy of over ninety four, 000 energetic responsibility humans, either army and civilian. It workouts direct command over thirteen bases within the usa and controls US amenities at Lajes box within the Azores and Rhein-Main AB in West Germany.

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This campaign has become so brutal, so systematic, that it can only be characterized as genocidal,' said Dr. Levi M. Roque of the Nong Khai camp. 'It is punitive, for the Meos fought with the Americans. '44 The most important sources of the gassing story at this time, however, were two unnamed French doctors who were widely reported as claiming to have treated several survivors of gas attacks and to have collected 'more than 150 detailed eyewitness accounts'. They claimed 'the gas is similar to hyperite', a toxic gas used in Flanders during the First World War.

If they are all from the same group of seventy eight refugees who came out of that area - which is possible - then their accounts are rendered even more unreliable. The planes involved in the alleged attacks differ, the mode of delivery differs, and the colours of the 'gases' differ from one story to the ncxt. The symptoms from each of the accounts also vary except for blurred vision, vomiting and difficult breathing. Only the last strongly correlates with a chemical attack, but could equally have been caused by smoke, cordite fumes, a riot-control gas or indeed be an index of common respiratory problems.

Hearing k f o r e the Subcommittee o n Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, 96th Congress. 12 December 1979. us Government Printing Office, Washington 1980. Hereafter cited as Heuring. 2) Reports on the Use of' Chemical Weapons in A~hunisran,Laos and Kumpuchea, August 1980. A compilation put together by the us Government, hereafter cited as Compendium. 3) Update to the Compendium on che Reports o f f h e Use ofChemical Weapons, March 1981. Also produced by the us Government and hereafter cited as Update.

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