Mind the Gap

December 2010
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2010, Vol. 136 Issue 12, p82
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the prospects of the U.S. Air Force. It is stated that in the worst-case scenarios the U.S. could put up about 850 of its 1,700 fifth-generation fighters against China in 2025. It is also stated that threats of Chinese air, missile, and submarine would force the air carriers to operate at greater distance from the Taiwan Strait. It is noted that sufficient numbers of advanced aircrafts are required to reach the combat zone from distant military bases.


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