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Air Power 2017: USAF relearning peer capabilities

14th July 2017 - 15:46 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The US Air Force is having to relearn capabilities required for operations against peer or near-peer opposition following extended operations over Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

This was among the key points raised by Gen David Goldfein, USAF chief of staff, during the recent Air Power Conference 2017 in London on 13 July as he made his case for the production of a service prepared for future conflicts.

With his expected term as chief of staff likely to conclude in 2021, Goldfein said that future conflicts will be transnational, multi-domain and multi-component in nature, features of which are already being seen

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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