the A-10 requires an offset if Congress sticks with its capped budget, said
Russell Rumbaugh, a defense analyst at the Stimson Center in Washington. But
that doesn’t mean the Air Force is afraid of pushing political buttons like the
CRH, which they know remain popular on the Hill.
of this is purely political nor purely operational. Each program has detractors
and backers,” Rumbaugh said. “We’re watching the process sort out those various
equities of which ones are more powerful.
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