Friday, October 28, 2016
Vox Popoli: Missing: US air supremacy
Actually this is merely the first time in a long time that US air supremacy is being seriously contested. Usually US aircraft are the only things flying over the war zone and go wherever they want to with impunity (which is the definition of air supremacy). Nobody else had an air force or one that could challenge the US military air forces. The intervention of the Russians in Syria has changed this. An air war with Russia presents the possibility that the US will suffer serious casualties. Nevertheless if turned loose the USAF and USN could probably quickly achieve “air superiority” and defeat enemy air forces whenever and wherever they chose too in Syria. Even against the Russians. At least for now.
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