The A-10 Proves that the Air Force is a Careerist Service

The USAF’s leadership wants the A-10 Warthog retired seemingly at all costs. Now it appears that USAF went far beyond broken logic and used-car salesmanship to make their anti-Warthog case, cooking the books and apparently putting an informal gag order on officers that may otherwise tell the truth about the jet’s indispensable performance to Congress.

via At What Point Does The USAF’s War Against The A-10 Become Sabotage?.

Mind-boggling article and phenomenal reporting by Tyler Rogoway, who through offers the attempted purge of the A-10 from the US inventory as proof of a fundamental problem in the thinking of the US Air Force.

 

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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