Luke Ahmann on the U.S. Air Force

Another path to airpower: Creating the militia U.S. Air Force of the 21st century
The Best Defense, Tom Ricks’ Foreign Policy blog
April 12, 2012
Commentary by: Luke Ahmann, HKS National Security fellow
Topic: U.S. Air Force

“The United States Air Force recently announced its new policy for strategic guidance, given the constrained resources available: their answer is to trade size for quality. The current AF is unaffordable. The new AF will be ‘smaller but superb.’ This sounds good on paper, but the reality is that a smaller AF may not be able to meet the surge requirements dictated by unpredictable future threats.”

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