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SGA14: US ops escape impact of sequestration

11th February 2014 - 02:26 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Singapore


In spite of sequestration, USAF operations in the Asia-Pacific remained relatively consistent in line with US priorities in the region, the commander of the US Pacific Air Force (PACAF) has revealed.

Gen Herbert Carlisle told the Singapore Airshow’s Asia Pacific Security Conference that natural disasters are commonplace in Asia, and the demand for air power from forces such as PACAF is always required in support of humanitarian relief.

‘During the cuts we were protected…but it was a bit of a challenge in 2013,’ Carlisle admitted. ‘But all of the components were protected.

‘The 14/15 budget has given us come of

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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