US COMBAT AIRPOWER TODAY AND BEYOND

David C Isby provides an overview of United States airpower, a big, but demanding defence requirement

MILITARY US AIRPOWER

Lightning strikes behind a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Senior
Airman Armstrong/US Air Force

At the end of 2017, US combat airpower remained, as it has been since the end of the Cold War, unquestionably the strongest and most capable in the world. No other country can come close to matching it in terms of strength, numbers or capabilities, but it’s also facing a broad range of challenges.

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