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. nationaldefensemagazine