Last year, Air Force service leaders showed up to an annual conference and announced that they needed 386 squadrons to fight wars against China and Russia, but when asked what kinds of resources that would require they responded with “wait until next year.” Now that a year has passed, Air Force Association leaders are saying that 2021 will be the year they propose a budget to Congress. Gen. David Goldfein, on the other hand, is anxious to make radical changes including a new battle network and a new series of fighter jets every five years. This would require redirecting billions of dollars from existing projects once the five year mark comes each time. Goldfein is interested in “multi-domain operations” which involve producing weapons that will be able to connect with allies and other divisions of the US military.
November 20, 2019
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