US Air Force special ops chief talks threats, priorities in Asia-Pacific

 The following are excerpts from an American military media interview at Kadena Air Base in Japan with the commander of the 353rd Special Operations Group, Col. Jason Kirby, head of U.S. Air Force special operations in the Asia-Pacific region. He talked about mission priorities and rising tensions with China, Russia, and North Korea. The work [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.