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Annals of command and control: Air Force Africa stands down, disappears

Remember how I found command and control for the Libyan situation kind of confusing? Apparently so did others. The Air Force is now folding the 17th Air Force, the designated unit for African operations. Their jobs are being tossed back to Air Force Europe, which had to do the first combat mission that came along ...

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Remember how I found command and control for the Libyan situation kind of confusing? Apparently so did others.

The Air Force is now folding the 17th Air Force, the designated unit for African operations. Their jobs are being tossed back to Air Force Europe, which had to do the first combat mission that came along for Air Force Africa anyways. 

(HT to JT)

Remember how I found command and control for the Libyan situation kind of confusing? Apparently so did others.

The Air Force is now folding the 17th Air Force, the designated unit for African operations. Their jobs are being tossed back to Air Force Europe, which had to do the first combat mission that came along for Air Force Africa anyways. 

(HT to JT)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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