Shut down the A10? Pure stupidity. That is one helluva fighting platform for front line support.
Cut the fighting forces and leave the bureaucrats? That is not surprising, coming from this criminal enterprise administration.
Zero is working feverishly to complete his ‘fundamental change’ plans prior to ending his term...if he ends it.
All this makes plenty of sense if you’re trying to help the enemy. I think there’s a word for that.
The Air Forse has always hated the A-10. Read “Boyd” by Robert Corin. They want super heavy, super fast bombers and they want air to air (You can get hurt doing close air). Who they are going to fight air to air is beyond me. Yeah, yeah, someone is going to say China.
You are right, great plane, great platform. Originally, it was supposed to be single engine and more manueverable, but the Air Force brass insisted on two engines. They did everything they could to end it. It was supposed to be out of service years ago, but proved too useful in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Air Force has been trying to cancel the A10 since it was introduced. They probably would have done it if not for the Gulf War. At one point members of Congress were threatening to take close air support away from the Air Force and let the Army fly fixed wing aircraft if they kept trying to cancel it.