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Air Force to Delay A-10 Retirement, Thanks to ISIS – Defense One

Air Force to Delay A-10 Retirement, Thanks to ISIS – Defense One

The Air Force is shelving its immediate plans to retire the A-10 Warthog attack plane, which has become critical to the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon officials tell Defense One.Air Force officials say they still need to retire the A-10 to make room for newer warplanes, but that the calculus for its sunsetting has been thrown off by commanders’ demands for the Warthog now.

Source: Air Force to Delay A-10 Retirement, Thanks to ISIS – Defense One