US Military Strategy Suggests Use Of Air Force 'Joint Team' - Chief Of Staff

US Military Strategy Suggests Use of Air Force 'Joint Team' - Chief of Staff

The United States' Air Force is planning to use a "penetrating joint team," if it ever has to deter a foreign adversary, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, Gen. David L. Goldfein, has said

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd February, 2019) The United States' Air Force is planning to use a "penetrating joint team," if it ever has to deter a foreign adversary, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, Gen. David L. Goldfein, has said.

"If a China or a Russia, or another adversary on the globe ever were to see an F-35, for instance, inside their airspace, I would love to ... send them all a message with two words, 'We're here.' Not 'I'm here.' 'We're here.' Because if they ever do see an F-35, which is highly unlikely, it will never be alone, it will be part of a penetrating joint team," Goldfein told Brookings Institution on Tuesday.

Goldfein stressed that the US plan was focused on "asymmetric advantage."

"It's about using our asymmetric advantage as a joint team to be able to bring all of our capabilities up to bear on the adversary so that we can overwhelm them and cause so many simultaneous dilemmas for them that they either a) they would choose not to take us on, we have effectively deterred [them], and if deterrence fails, we're able to win because we can bring capabilities .

.. that they can't counter," the general said.

US President Donald Trump unveiled the new US Missile Defense Review in January. The strategy calls for pursuing space-based inceptors and deploying more systems in Europe and the middle East. It suggests an F-35 jet might be used to detect or deter missile launches.

The US strategy announcements come amid increased tensions with Russia. After the United States said it would suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russia responded in kind.

Washington said in February it would quit the agreement in six months unless Russia returned to compliance with the treaty. Moscow has refuted all allegations of breaching the agreement.

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