The Air Force Is Going Too Far With Its Effort To Cut The A-10

The Air Force really wants to kill the A-10 fighter jet, or “Warthog,” but there are some in the military … Continued

The Air Force Is Going Too Far With Its Effort To Cut The A-10

The Air Force really wants to kill the A-10 fighter jet, or “Warthog,” but there are some in the military community who are questioning exactly why this is happening, and where the pressure is coming from. Air Force veteran Tony Carr recently broke the story about a general who called dissenting pilots “traitors” for speaking to Congress in the affirmative about the A-10’s capabilities. He’s followed that up with another piece about how far Air Force brass is willing to go — decision makers even seem willing to conflate data about friendly fire deaths, due to the A-10 — in order terminate the program.

“The latest signal that emotion has surpassed reason among service leaders is the recent article by USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook, caustically titled ‘A-10 warplane tops list for friendly fire deaths,’” wrote Carr on the military blog John Q. Public. “This is a lamentable article that advances a despicable bundle of misrepresentations on behalf of the unnamed officials who made the reporter their message mule.”

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