US Air Force seeks sharp growth to stay ahead of China, Russia

FILE PHOTO: Three U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, fire flares over the Utah Test and Training Range, west of Salt Lake CIty in Utah, U.S., July 3, 2018. U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Codie Trimble/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force is predicting it will need to grow sharply over the next decade or so, boosting the number of operational squadrons by nearly a quarter to stay ahead of increasingly muscular militaries in China and Russia, officials said. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters that the preliminary analysis […]

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