Operation Baghdad Bugout by mattsteinglass
June 16, 2008, 6:12 pm
Filed under: Iraq

Via Max Boot in in the NY Times today, we learn that the new Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Norman Schwartz, is not an ex-fighter jock, but an ex-cargo pilot.

He started his career flying a C-130, the main transport aircraft of the Air Force, and he took part in the airlift of American personnel out of Saigon in 1975. He comes to his new job from a stint as the commander of the Pentagon’s Transportation Command, and he has also been the deputy commander of the Special Operations Command.

Flying the airlift out of Saigon in ’75! Sounds like he has exactly the experience needed to take on what will no doubt be the Air Force’s next awe-inspiring mission: Operation Baghdad Bugout.


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