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The U.S. Air Force should cut some types of fighters and more than double its fleet of long-range stealth bombers in order to better do battle with Russian and Chinese forces, one influential think tank advised.

Those are just two recommendations in a study that Congress in 2018 commissioned from the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

The CSBA report briefly appeared on the U.S. Defense Department's website before someone removed it. Defense News reporter Valerie Insinna summarized the report in a March 20, 2019 story.

The report recommends the Air Force double down on stealthy, long-range aircraft and cut back on non-stealthy, short-range planes, while also growing the drone fleet at the expense of big, old, manned surveillance planes.

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Category: Science