In the frame above the pilot is pulling back, as evident by the stabilator's position, and this technique is usually cited as a means of slowing down.
But wouldn't the brakes have better effect if the struts are fully compressed as with jet-liners? What makes aerodynamic braking effective for jet-fighters then?
Presumably that fighter pilot is applying some brakes at least (otherwise they wouldn't have added a drogue chute).
My thinking is, if the nose gear was planted, the same braking force will have a better effect (reduced lift), even without spoilers present since the jet engines won't be contributing to the struts decompression. Also the nose tire will add to the rolling friction.