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Rules of Engagement By Joe Weber
This story is a real grabber, with exciting, detailed accounts of the air war in Route Pack Six. The author puts the reader right in the cockpit as the aircrews fight the North Vietnamese defenses. On top of this is added the sweat of bringing a damaged fighter back on board the carrier. However, half way through the book the main thrust of the plot shifts to handwringing about the over management of the war by the White House and the DoD. This seems to take on a life of its own among the aircrews, and their viewpoint toward the war. The main protagonist's life is further complicated by meeting a girl and falling completely in love. But, things eventually work out for all concerned.
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