The “So-Called Overmatch”

Testifying before lawmakers last week on the perils that may befall the Pentagon in its workup of the Quadrennial Defense Review, Daniel Goure noted that the “so-called overmatch capabilities”—notably airpower—were created because they were “and, I would argue, remain absolutely vital.” He urged the House Armed Services Committee to “look skeptically” at any attempt to reduce so-called overmatch capabilities. “Without air dominance, the US military can do nothing else of significance.”