Mar 2 2015

“The A-10 is the Air Force’s most combat-effective and cost-efficient close air support aircraft,” said the senators. “Close air support experts believe that the A-10 provides capabilities that no other aircraft can replicate. This is not just another fight over a Department of Defense weapons program; this is about what kind of help we will provide our ground troops when they are pinned down by enemy fire and call for help.”

The senators who signed the letter are Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), and Richard Burr (R-N.C.).

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