Until the Vietnam War, the United States possessed absolute air superiority; then, however, facing surface-to-air missiles, it often exchanged the missions of tactical aircraft and heavy bombers, employing F-105 fighter-bombers to attack targets deep within enemy territory while relying on B-52 strategic bombers for support missions on the battlefield and against forward positions. Cruise missiles and ballistic missiles, both of which appeared in the final stage of World War II, possess even stronger capabilities than existing types of tactical aircraft for penetration of the enemy's defensive space, and at an even better cost-effectiveness ratio.
Wang Wei is a frequent contributor to the Chinese jour- nal Shipborne Weapons (舰载武器) on a wide variety of strategic subjects, usually related to Taiwan scenarios. Petty Ofﬁcer Cacioppo is a translator afﬁliated with the Ch
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