House lawmaker not convinced Air Force ready for major structure changes

By Sara Sirota / October 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM
While Air Force leaders advocate a new force structure to confront emerging threats, Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) says military planners haven't demonstrated they can meet current operational needs while executing their ambitious plans to retire and replace legacy aircraft. In August, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown released his " Accelerate Change or Lose " strategy, which demands the service assess whether current platforms can counter near-peer competitors' growing capacity to hold U.S. air superiority at risk. The...

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