Military to Congress: Budget Cuts Have Hurt Air Fleet

Posted July 7, 2016 at 11:48pm

Fox News reports that “years of budget cuts have left the U.S. military with a decrepit air fleet that could compromise armed service branches’ ability to perform in battle, Pentagon brass told lawmakers Wednesday.”  

“Leaders from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines appeared on Capitol Hill to testify before members of the House Armed Services Committee. All complained that the planes and helicopters needed to protect the nation and project power are getting dangerously long in the tooth.”  

The piece continues: “Over and over, military leaders cited the budget cuts brought on by sequestration, a Congressional budget deal that limits military spending.”