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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data
Warden, John A., 1943-
The air campaign.
1. Air warfare. 2. Military planning. 3. Military history, Modern--20th century.
UG630.W359 1988 358.4'14 88-19556
First printing, August 1988.