posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 12:03 AM
a reply to: aholic
Like I've been saying all along, it's an anti-AWACS/JSTARS/Tanker platform. The only way to keep it from getting close, is to back off, which means
less coverage. Which means it's succeeded in its mission already. Our fighter coverage CAN'T move closer, and loiter, unless we want to move the
tankers closer, which means they're still in range and in danger.
Fighting China, on their ground, limits our options drastically. The only bases we can even begin to secure are Guam, and Okinawa, which are still
easily in missile range. That's a long flight for a fighter to make, if there's going to be a CAP at the end of it.
edit on 11/7/2016 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)