Maybe the great Sisyphean task is trying to keep airmen trained and equipped for war.
We have a long history of some folks pushing the airpower rock almost to the top, then having it roll into the valley of disrepair and dangerous. The folks who tried to stop the cycle down hill were always run over. If you were one of those, you were in the good company of folks like Billy Mitchell. As if anyone could be like him. Maybe we all were … just a little.
The only solution to the airman at bat is to suck it up and push the airpower rock back to the top, not worrying about when its going to roll back. Because it always does. This could be the story that never ends.
Still, it is nice to hear from Reed. It hit 102 on the news, but my gage read 104. Either way–it was a hot time on top of the Haynesville Shale motherload.