Take the initiative and do some research before you use Y!A.
We need the Air Force because they have complete air superiority. Where else are you going to have the F-22, F-15, F-16, C-5, AC-130, A-10, B-2, B-1B just to name a few. Have you not heard of Pararescue, the guys who sometimes save SEALs. Literally risking their lives so that "others may live". Or Combat Controllers who are qualified to call in airstrikes as well as set up airfields, these guys are often the first ones in and are often deployed/requested as part of a special ops team with other branches. If America didn't need the Air Force, funding would be cut and thats it, simple. But we do, did you know that the Air Force has the largest space program? Or that we hold the codes to nuclear warheads, more than those the Navy has? Or perhaps that we have more aircraft than all other branches? And that the Air Force performs cyber operations as well as air superiority to secure communications and electronics that keeps America running like clockwork (like your water systems)? So yes, we do.
Your question is like asking why do we need Marines when we have Army? Or why do we have the Coast Guard if we have the Navy? Each has it owns capabilities that keeps each others job easier and running smoothly, if one branch was gone, it would create chaos. Navy does have aircraft, but you do know that a carriers main job is to project power in that region, and that the aircraft are meant to weaken certain defenses for the Air Force to wage the war with its specialized craft.
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· 7 years ago