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The US Air Force has unconventional plans to win a war in the Asia-Pacific

“It’s hard to take down an air base and keep it down, and suppress operations at an air base for a long period of time. But the fact of the matter is, the best place to kill an enemy’s air force is on the ground,” said Mark Gunzinger, the director of government programs and war gaming for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. “Especially if that air force is postured in bases that are few in number and lack passive defenses — such as shelters and decoys — and active defenses such as kinetic and non-kinetic interceptors, electronic warfare, and directed-energy weapons that can help counter these air and missile threats. That is exactly where we are in the Pacific.”

Article source: https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/singapore-airshow/2020/02/11/the-us-air-force-has-unconventional-plans-to-win-a-war-in-the-asia-pacific/

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