Tactical Combat Forces of the United States Air Force: Issues and Alternatives
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC
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In the past few years, the Congress has restrained spending on tactical aircraft in the Air Force. These funding decisions, and similar ones that could be debated in the future, will have important effects on the Air Forces ability to expand the size of its tactical air forces while also modernizing those forces with new aircraft and retiring older planes. This analysis by the Congressional Budget Office CBO presents the effects of the Administrations current tactical aircraft plans on costs and modernization. It also presents alternatives to the Administrations plans. The results in this study, which was requested by the Defense Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, are preliminary and will be expanded in a subsequent publication. In keeping with CBOs mandate to provide objective analysis, the study contains no recommendations.
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