We last heard from Col Terrence Fornof on YouTube in November, after he infamously assessed the foreign participants at Red Flag 2008.
I just spotted Fornof again in a great article posted online today by The Atlantic. In the article, “The Last Ace”, Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden takes up the cause of preserving F-22 production from an early demise.
Bowden quotes Fornof twice in the 15-page article, mostly on the Sukhoi SU-30′s surprise performance against the US Air Force F-15s at Cope India 2004. Bowden writes:
“We came rolling in, like, ‘Beep-beep, superpower comingthrough,’” Colonel Fornof told me. “And we had our eyes opened. Welearned a lot. By the third week, we were facing a threat that weweren’t prepared to face, because we had underestimated them. They hadfigured out how to take Russian-built equipment and improve upon it.”
Here’s Fornof on YouTube.