Jul 31, 2014

A-10 No Longer Suitable for Middle East Combat

The possibility of sequestration returning in 2016 leaves the Air Force with hard decisions to make on budget cuts and how to maintain fighting capability,, Air Combat Command commander.
A tighter budget means letting go of resources that impact the ability to produce maximum combat power. Such plans include cutting the A-10 Warthog and U2 spy aircraft and closing Air Force bases.
The A-10 no longer meets the requirements for combat in the Middle East.
The Air Force needs a new base closure and realignment commission to do away with excess capacity.

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