How important is air superiority? Since 1950, the enemy has never attacked US forces from the air. The F-15 has never been shot down in air-to-air combat, and the F-22 is by far the most dominant plane in the skies. As a result of these defense cuts, the US will be left with around 100 combat-capable planes over the next three years. The Obama Administration has decided to scrap the Global Hawk UAV system, which can stay on target for upwards of 32 hours, and instead wants to use the 50-year-old U-2, which can only stay on target for approximately 8 hours. General Tom McInerney (USAF Ret.) gives his analysis on the future of America’s air prowess.
You can listen to Gen. McInerney’s interview with Frank at Secure Freedom Radio.