Add a couple of near misses between NATO/US and Russia.Absolutely, & we’ve come close twice with nukes (maybe more, but that’s way above my pay grade to know with certainty); once with Cuba and again with Pakistan & India, which was a close run thing apparently & wiser heads prevailed in both cases. Hopefully they will again. Warfare is not a certainty but the current risks have been identified in the article.
Deployed air control equipment upgraded > U.S. Air Forces Central Command > 380AEW Article DisplayI was really worried of a Russian CAS mission misidentifing US troops. How they kept that battlespace deconflicted is beyond me.
Thanks, that’s some really impressive stuff. I guess that’s who you “clear air” with before using indirect fire. That’s a hell of an important role those Airman/women play.
Every gallon of gas pumped, every bomb dropped, every arty/ HIMARS round fired in CENTCOM goes through that facility.Thanks, that’s some really impressive stuff. I guess that’s who you “clear air” with before using indirect fire. That’s a hell of an important role those Airman/women play.
It is a very delicate balance: The US is like Australia in that we are isolated. We can enjoy life without worrying about the borders (jokes about Mexico not withstanding). We should be committed to international order, but not be the world's policeman, and use military might only as leverage to diplomacy and economic strength.This pretty much sums it up for me:
“The best guarantor of world peace is a strong America. Fortunately, it still enjoys advantages. It has rich and capable allies, still by far the world’s most powerful armed forces, unrivalled war-fighting experience, the best systems engineers and the world’s leading tech firms. Yet those advantages could all too easily be squandered. Without America’s commitment to the international order and the hard power to defend it against determined and able challengers, the dangers will grow. If they do, the future of war could be closer than you think.”