For John, BLUF: The thing is, you have to train for both. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the web magazine War on the Rocks we have Air Force Colonel Mike Pietrucha and "REDISCOVERING LOW ALTITUDE: GETTING PAST THE AIR FORCE’S OVERCOMMITMENT TO STEALTH".
Ah, the never ending argument. My Staff College classmate,♠ Indian Air Force Squadron Leader Trevor Osman♥ summed it up. "You fly over the SAMs and around the Army formations." Why? Guns. Or as I would kid my Royal Air Force classmates, you like low level because the UK has gun control and you have never learned to fear guns.
Mostly I am posting this article so that Mr John McDonough can read the tail number♦ on this Wolf Pack♣ F-16C at low altitude, with the afterburner burning, mostly likely over the Republic of Korea.
Lots of charts and hanger flying in this article.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Royal Air Force Staff College, Bracknell, Class 64.
♥ Now a retired Air Marshall (3 twinkie), Trevor Osman was a fighter pilot while on active duty.
♦ McD is big on Tail Numbers, sometimes called Bort Numbers.
♣ 8th Fighter Wing