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09 November 2013


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I've always read that in the last few wars the A-10's were used a lot, and had a lot of kills, and were overall really effective. In other words they do the job they need to do really well.

And the A-10 is such a good-looking thing, all tough and macho-looking. But it seems the Air Force has always hated this plane. Can someone make sense of this for me?

Are they just unwilling to host a plane that supports guys on the ground (Army)?

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  • James Hasik is a senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, and an associate professor of the practice of industrial studies at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, a college of the National Defense University in Washington DC. Since September 2001, he has been studying global security challenges and the economic enterprises that provide the tools to address them. His opinions are not necessarily those of the NDU, the Defense Department, or the US federal government at all.


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