Air Pressure Particular Operations Command is planning flight demonstrations in coming months.
A brand new plane that may fly reconnaissance missions and bomb enemy forces is vital to U.S. particular forces’ future in Africa, the top of Air Pressure Particular Operations Command mentioned Tuesday.
Lt. Gen. James Slife spoke because the Biden administration evaluations the U.S. navy’s world footprint and prepares to advise Congress on reorienting American forces for future conflicts.
“I’d counsel to you that if we wish to keep strain on these violent extremist organizations that pose a menace to the USA — that pose a menace to the homeland — we may have to stay engaged in parts of Africa in opposition to very particular threats and never simply broadly, wherever the place there’s an extremist, however particularly the place those who pose an exterior menace are,” Slife mentioned Tuesday throughout a Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Research Zoom occasion.
WNU Editor: It is smart that (to me) that the US Air Pressure desires to discipline counterinsurgency plane which might be cheaper to fly than high-performance fighter jets. What doesn’t make sense is that the Congress is saying no.