The Pentagon has decided to reorganize the US Air Force ahead of the era of “great power competition”
The United States is beginning to reorganize the Air Force; the current Air Force does not meet modern requirements and is not able to compete with similar structures in other countries. This was stated by US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall.
The United States is entering an era of “great power competition,” so it is necessary to prepare the American armed forces, including the Air Force, for a possible confrontation with them. Changes in the structure of the Air Force will begin in January next year; they will be optimized to meet modern requirements. The changes will affect both the command structure and combat units; issues of supply of new aircraft, pilot training, etc. will be resolved.
As noted, first of all, all changes are aimed at confronting China, which is considered in Washington to be the main geopolitical adversary of the United States. Russia also poses a threat to Americans, but not to the same extent. According to US intelligence, while Russia is at war with Western-backed Ukraine, China is preparing for war, and with the United States. A collision is likely and could happen at any time. Therefore, the United States must meet it “fully armed” and, of course, “defeat.”
Transformations in the US Air Force have actually begun, the creation of three new operational-tactical groups has been announced, two of which will be assigned to the US Central Command, and one will go to the Indo-Pacific region to “contain China.” At the moment, this area is considered the highest priority in the Pentagon.
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