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Worldwide Deployable Dual-Capable Aircraft in Extended Deterrence

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  • AF/A10


According to the UNCLASSIFIED 2022 Nuclear Posture Review, “[t]he United States will continue to field flexible nuclear forces suited to deterring regional nuclear conflict, including the capability to forward deploy strategic bombers, dual-capable fighter aircraft, and nuclear weapons to the region and globally.” How would the capability to deploy DCA worldwide affect extended deterrence? How would adversaries see the development of such a capability? Are the benefits worth the costs involved?