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January 27, 2020

Goldfein Says 2021 Budget Buys Connectivity by Accepting Capacity Risk

The Air Force budget about to go to Congress will create some “real-time, near-term risk” in the service’s ability to conduct a war with a peer adversary, but that risk pays for inter-service connectedness that will be a war-winner in the long term, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Jan. 27.

“We had a good meeting this morning” with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Goldfein reported at a “fireside chat” at the Center for New American Security. There is general agreement among the services about the direction of the 2021 budget, which he said will be an “acceleration of what we’ve been doing the last four years.”

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