Purple Haze

Moseley said his top priority is to look for ways to enhance “the joint warfight.” He said he doesn’t expect that Air Force funding will go up, nor will Congress hand over “a big bag of dough” not requested by the Department of Defense. Given perpetual tight budgets, he’s looking for ways to become more “interdependent.” Moseley said, “It doesn’t bother me at all to spray-paint ‘Navy’ on one side and ‘Air Force’ on the other” of an aircraft like the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, if the same system can meet the needs of two services at once. He says he’s down on “redundancies” and high on “interdependencies.” This push toward joint warfighting capabilities “really matters to me,” he insisted.