A Look at the Air Force’s Past and Prospective Future

It is rumored that the military possesses technology so advanced that the likes of  it won’t trickle down to the public consumer market for years. In thinking of all the technological progress made in the last fifty years, it’s hard to imagine the scope of the military’s advancements.

In this episode of “Conversations with History,” UC Berkeley’s Harry Kreisler interviews General Norton Schwartz, former chief of staff of the United States Air Force, as he talks about the start of  his career as an Air Force pilot, how the military has advanced with the times, and his ideas for the future of the military.

During the span of his career, Schwartz has dealt with the development of  controversial issues such as the security of nuclear power and the use of unmanned aircraft, or drones.

In “The Air Force in the twenty First Century with General Norton Schwartz,” hear General Schwartz discuss how the changes he endured in the  past could provide insight to help prepare the military for the ever changing future.

If you like this video, check out the other videos in the “Conversations with History” series.