Report: In event of military conflict with China, U.S. Air Force lacks ability ‘to defend the homeland’

Report: In event of military conflict with China, U.S. Air Force lacks ability ‘to defend the homeland’


A recent report by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace studies published a devastating conclusion for the United States. The research concluded that “should a military conflict with China erupt, the Chinese Military’s Air Force capabilities and deterrence are capable enough to inflict severe damage on U.S. forces.”

The publication provides details from experts familiar with the United States Air Force’s capabilities which “outlined the decline in relative spending for the military branch and the decreasing number and increasing age of the tactical aircraft fleet, along with the lack of modernization and new aircraft.”

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) lacks the ability to “fight a peer conflict, deter elsewhere, and defend the homeland as required by the National Defense Strategy,” according to retired Air Force Lieutenant General

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