Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh said Wednesday that, if lawmakers force the Air Force to keep its fleet of A-10 attack planes, it would be "almost impossible" to achieve its five core missions.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is probably having a cooler day than you.
The lawmakers say the rules run counter to the Constitution.
Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte used Tuesday's Armed Services Committee hearing to probe the Army Chief of Staff for statements on the airplane's value.
Senate Appropriations Defense Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and other appropriators expressed skepticism Wednesday of the Air Force’s decision to cut the entire A-10 fleet.
The 91 officers directly involved will see varying levels of discipline.
House lawmakers are unhappy, but possibly helpless, over Air Force plans to retire the fleet.
Boeing’s new refueling tanker program will cost $1.1 billion more than initially planned, according to a new Air Force estimate.
Air Force leaders on Friday defended their decision to retire the entire A-10 fleet.
A top spy agency is launching a challenge contest “to advance understanding of human interactions that involve trust and trustworthiness.”