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AFGSC Chief Talks Critical Role of Long-Strike Precision Strike Capability

Gen. Timothy Ray, commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command, said that having long-range precision strike capability is critical to deter great power competition, which has been the focus of the Department of Defense's National Defense Strategy.

Ray told the audience at Rand Corporation’s fifth annual West Coast Aerospace Forum in Santa Monica that the U.S. needs to maintain such capability in the short term until it gets new bombers and intercontinental ballistic missile as well as upgrade its command, control and communications technologies, the Air Force said Monday.

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