Bob Work quoted in Foreign Policy article, “American Bases in Japan Are Sitting Ducks”

Bob Work quoted in Foreign Policy article, “American Bases in Japan Are Sitting Ducks”

“Simulations of these attacks are nauseating. In a 2017 report for the Center for a New American Security, Tom Shugart and Javier Gonzales conclude that the missile defense systems of every single American air and naval base in Japan would be overwhelmed by the PLA Rocket Force’s very first volley. They estimate that more than 200 aircraft, almost all fixed American command centers, every U.S. runway, and most of the American fleet at berth would be destroyed—tens of billions of dollars in military equipment gone in less than 30 minutes of fighting. Recent Rand Corp. war games found similar results. In response to the games, former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work offered a caustic assessment: ‘In every case I know of, the F-35 rules the sky when it’s in the sky, but it gets killed on the ground in large numbers…’”

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