What About More C-17s?

The CBO does say that by adding another 21 C-17s to the currently planned 180-aircraft fleet, the Air Force could deliver an additional 1,400 tons within the first six days—the point at which a prepositioned ship might arrive. And, the additional C-17s would continue to increase deliveries to a war theater by some 350 tons per day during surge operations. However, CBO sees the airfield infrastructure needs of C-17s as potentially problematic, whereas it says an airship would need no infrastructure. Hmmmmm.