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Rep. Mac Thornberry Expects Trump Administration to Request Supplemental Defense Budget

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said he expects President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to file a supplemental bill to the defense budget measure for fiscal year 2017 “as soon as they get their feet on the ground,” The Hill reported Wednesday. “Part of the reason we’re challenged right now …

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Report: Air Force-Congress Talks Key on A-10 Retirement, F-35A Initial Operation Plans

Negotiations between the U.S. Air Force and Congress are focused on the branch’s plans to retire some A-10 planes and reassign maintenance personnel to prepare for the initial operational capability of the F-35A, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that a compromise would mean only three squadrons or 72 A-10 planes will face retirement instead …

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