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Hub-and-spoke approach for USAF in Asia-Pacific

5th February 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Singapore

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The US Air Force (USAF) is adapting its air and cyber operations in the Asia-Pacific region to a more distributed approach given that the location of its main military facilities is well-known by potential rivals, with China again proving the focus of attention for planners.

China’s military technology can now provide a layered offensive solution across the South China Sea (SCS), East China Sea and into other, more distant, bodies of water. Its DF-21D has a range of more than 1000 nautical miles and it can be fitted with conventional or 200-300 kilotonne nuclear warheads.

Other missile systems such as …

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