January 27, 2023 | Foreign Podicy

Guarding Contested Skies

January 27, 2023 Foreign Podicy

Guarding Contested Skies



China, Russia, Iran, North Korea — not to mention the persistent threat from terrorist organizations. The United States confronts an extraordinary array of threats, with many of our adversaries working together more closely than ever.

So, how should we respond? What kind of military do we need? And how can we ensure the United States continues to possess the most formidable air force in the world?

To discuss these questions and more, guest host Bradley Bowman — senior director of FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP), filling in for host Cliff May — is joined by U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Michael A. Loh. He’s the Director of the Air National Guard where he is responsible for formulating, developing, and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting over 108,000 Air National Guard Airmen and civilians across 90 wings and 180 installations in 159 communities throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. He has served our country for decades in uniform, including as an F-16 instructor pilot and group and squadron commander — and he has deployed many times to combat.


China Indo-Pacific Iran Israel Military and Political Power North Korea Russia U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy Ukraine