The continuing debate over the Air-Sea Battle (ASB) concept is complicated by the fact that it involves three separate strands of discussion. First, it is about the future shape, size and equipment of the U.S.'s armed forces and allies, as more than a decade of land warfare against irregular adversaries begins to wind down. Second, it is about responding to a set of technologies developed by potential U.S. adversaries and their armorers, which are intended as an asymmetric counter to ...


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