Accession Number:

ADA277871

Title:

Air Force Update. Bomber Force Projection

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE NEWS AGENCY KELLY AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Over the next several decades, our national security will increasingly depend on conventional bombers to meet the demands of responding rapidly and decisively to security threats that may emerge in various regions of the world. A security strategy focused on regional dangers call for the ability to deter and counter a range of potential threats, even though the location and technological sophistication of these threats will be hard to predict. The nations long-range bomber force has unmatched potential to provide conventional power for initial response to regional crises within hours and for sustained operations in any region of the world. As all services reduce their force structures, the bombers precision, lethality, flexibility and range will continue to increase its value in airpowers contribution to national security. The national military strategy requires us to prepare for a second contingency that could arise while some forces are still engaged in the first. If such a threat emerged, a portion of our bomber force could swing to the second theater and strike time-critical targets until follow-on forces arrive. The bombers ability to neutralize high-value targets provides the United States essential freedom of action to stop an enemy offensive and allows the nation to build up its own joint forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE