PACAF commander calls for more anti-ship munitions

By Shelley K. Mesch / March 20, 2023 at 12:49 PM
The Air Force will need more anti-ship weapons to gain air superiority in a conflict with China over Taiwan, Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach said Monday. China would likely put out ships east of Taiwan with weapons that could attack aircraft, Wilsbach said during a discussion at the Mitchell Institute. “When they take away that airspace, it takes away our ability to have freedom to maneuver and to create effects via air power until you can attrit those...

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