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The Donnybrook
Friday, July 31, 2009
This is the forseeable future:
No use for an F-22 there. No major nation-state wants to go to war with us. The Chinese hold more of our debt than anyone,and are thus invested in our cause, as we are to them. The next decades are about small wars with worries of big weapons, but high-end fighters are not the worry. We need persistent airborne ISR (intel, surveillance, and recon) which is all about UAV's (or UAS as they like to say now). Transport and tanker aircraft are also now as or more important than having an air Armada of fighters. Thank you SecDef Gates for ending the wasted spending on the F-22.


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