General: F-16 Fleet Could Be Reduced If Congress Denies A-10 Divestment Plan

By Courtney Albon / March 18, 2014 at 8:22 PM
The F-16 could become a target for steep budget cuts should Congress deny the service's wish to divest its entire A-10 fleet, according to a senior Air Force official. In its fiscal year 2015 budget request, the service proposes cutting its entire A-10 fleet to save about $4.2 billion over the next five years -- a plan that is not likely to get much traction in Congress. Maj. Gen. Jim Jones, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for operations,...

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