Air Force Must Rebuild to Cold War-Era Size to Confront China

Air Force Must Rebuild to Cold War-Era Size to Confront China

Particularly, officials summoned for nearly 25 percent raise in operative battalions in the time span of 12 years which would accompany the Airforce to an expanse not observed since the cold war when there were 401 squadrons.

Space Force could have more than 13,000 employees, the Air Force estimated.

In a memo accompanying the proposal, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson called on Congress to approve the creation of a Space Force headquarters in the 2020 fiscal year.

Wilson detailed her plans to increase the Air Force's operational squadrons from 312 to 386 by 2030 in a keynote speech Monday morning at the Air Force Association's annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference, held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor.

"The Air Force is too small for what the nation is asking us to do", she added.

The Air Force estimate is likely to set the stage for greater debate about military spending priorities, including within the Pentagon, where branches of the world's most powerful military already fiercely vie for resources.

Wilson and General David Goldfein, the Air Force chief of staff, described a complex array of challenges including extremist movements, cyber threats, a resurgent Russian Federation and, most importantly, China's rapidly improving air capacity.

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The secretary said the Air Force is more prepared for major combat operations today than it was two years ago.

The US Air Force had 401 squadrons in 1987, at the peak of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

To meet that challenge, the Air Force must increase the number of bomber squadrons from nine to 14 and tanker squadrons from 40 to 54, the study found. Squadrons vary in size, but range from about 100 to 1,200 people.

In the memo's cover letter, Wilson said the USAF Space Rapid Capabilities Office "was already given special authorities and exemptions by Congress to rapidly develop space capabilities", which is to be the mission of the joint Space Development Agency.

Goldfein said the goal was to be able to defend the United States, provide an effective nuclear deterrent, defeat a possible "peer threat" from advanced nations such as China and Russian Federation - all while managing terrorism threats.

The need is across the board, she said.

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