Is the United States Air Force Responsible for Preserving the US Aerospace Industrial Base
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL CENTER FOR STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY
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The United States Air Force USAF should not attempt to proactively manage the US aerospace industrial base for the purpose of preserving a domestic development and manufacturing capability to produce future generations of US military aircraft weapon systems. It is the mission of the USAF to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace. It is not the mission of the USAF to sustain the US aerospace industry. Preservation of the US aerospace industry is a national policy issue that should be addressed by the president of the United States in partnership with the US Congress. They are the only entities that can appropriately balance the military needs of the Department of Defense DoD and the USAF against the other competing requirements within the United States.
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