As the Air Force absorbs budget cuts, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill
still have an unresolved dispute. A Congressionally-chartered commission
is holding hearings across the country on the future structure of the
Air Force, how much of the service’s force structure should stay
full-time, and how much should stay in the National Guard. Russell
Rumbaugh, the director of Stimson Center’s Budgeting for Foreign Affairs
and Defense program, testified before that panel a week ago. He talked
with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu about some the of political fights
between the Air Force’s active and reserve components.
To listen to the full interview, click here.