PACAF CO: U.S. Working to Dampen Chinese Missile Advantage in the Pacific

June 7, 2021

USNI News:

U.S. Pacific Air Forces is crafting a dual strategy of defensive capabilities and dispersal of forces in order to negate the threat posed to its forces and bases by China’s increasing military capabilities, the PACAF commander said.

China’s military capability has increased over the last several years, Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach told reporters on Friday.

“One of those areas is in ballistic missiles and their capability to reach out beyond the first island chain and really threaten, not just us, in the second island chain or perhaps even beyond that, even to the continental United States and others of our allies and partners. So we’ve been watching that through our intelligence collection, and have also been working on ways to defend ourselves” he said…

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