Air Force Nominee Weighs In On Warthogs' Fate

By Christopher J. Castelli / September 19, 2013 at 4:41 PM
The Air Force should not eliminate its entire fleet of A-10 Warthogs unless it has other aircraft available to provide close air support, Deborah Lee James, the White House's nominee to be Air Force secretary, said today. James told the Senate Armed Services Committee at her confirmation hearing that she is not privy to the service's pre-decisional work on potential cuts, but noted her understanding is officials are looking at options and have not yet made a final decision on...

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