Ares Blog: Disband the Air Force!


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Fed up with unnecessary gold-plated fighter jet programs, the services impatience with counter-insurgency and its anti-China rhetoric, back in August I proposed the disbanding of the U.S. Air Force. The air services missions could be folded into the Army, Navy and Marine Corps without any loss in national power and wed benefit from cuts to Pentagon overhead.

Now Robert Farley over at The American Prospect has taken up the cause in a new piece, Abolish the Air Force (subscription required). To complement the piece, Farley has solicited input from a number of bloggers.

Does the United States Air Force fit into the postSeptember 11 world, a world in which the military mission of U.S. forces focuses more on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency? Farley asks.

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