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.”