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Inside the geriatric unit: US Air Force struggles to keep aging aircraft flying | Fox News

04 Nov

Ah…yes the “Demand-er In Chief” watched over our Military…just like he watched as our Navy Seals died in Benghazi….

 

Published November 04, 2012Associated Press

TOKYO –  For decades, the U.S. Air Force has grown accustomed to such superlatives as unrivaled and unbeatable. These days, some of its key combat aircraft are being described with terms like geriatric, or decrepit.

The aging of the U.S. Air Force, a long-simmering topic in defense circles, made a brief appearance in the presidential debates when Republican nominee Mitt Romney cited it as evidence of the decline of U.S. military readiness. His contention that the Navy is the smallest it’s been since 1917 got more attention, thanks to President Barack Obama’s quip that the Navy also has fewer “horses and bayonets.”

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