Bases becoming vulnerable, expert says
By Phillip Swarts
October 19, 2015
American air bases could easily come under attack in future conflicts, and the Air Force must look at ways to better defend them, a military expert told Air Force Times.
Long-range ballistic and cruise missiles developed by other nations are challenging former U.S. notions of security, according to a report written by Alan Vick, a senior political scientist at Rand.
“Air power has been central to joint warfighting concepts, certainly for the U.S., since World War II,” Vick told Air Force Times. “[Airbases have] always been worth attacking and, as the report tried to show, have been attacked.”