Ayotte: Air Force's A-10 Compromise Is 'Wrong,' Ignores Intent Of Congress

By Courtney Albon / November 13, 2014 at 8:12 PM
Republican leaders on the House and Senate Armed Services committees said this week they do not support the Air Force's recent proposal to retire 72 A-10s in fiscal year 2015 instead of the 110 proposed in its FY-15 budget request sent to Congress earlier this year. The lawmakers, led by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) -- a key proponent for the A-10 Warthog -- held a press conference Nov. 13 touting the platform's close-air-support capability and criticizing the Air Force's new...

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