U.S. Army-Air Force Rivalry Heats Up Over Long-Range Strike

Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon battery
The Army intends to use the future Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon battery to open corridors through an enemy’s air defenses for the Air Force’s long-range bombers.
Credit: Lockheed Martin Concept
A single day—Aug. 2, 2019—witnessed the intentional closing of a nearly 32-year arms control treaty between the U.S. and Russia and the inadvertent opening of a now-raging bureaucratic conflict between two other traditionally bitter rivals: the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. Budget and strategic...

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