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The Air Force Is Restructuring Its Pacific Plans Around the B‑21

The Air Force is reworking its concepts for Pacific operations around the nascent B‑21 bomber, which will fly and do much more than its predecessors, officials say. The stealthy jet will help the service accelerate its operations in the region, they say, and even reduce the service’s great vulnerability in a conflict with China: too many big planes sitting around on too few island runways.“It’s going to have fantastic sensors and of course it will have lots of options for weapons to be employed as well as other effects that it can create,” Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, commander of Pacific Air Forces, said Monday at the Mitchell Institute. “The pilot-to-vehicle in …

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