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The Air Force we can afford: The 386-squadron goal appears out of reach
The Air Force insists it hasn't given up on 386 squadrons — but the path to achieving that goal remains unclear.
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No sign of 74 new squadrons in budget — but Air Force says effort is not dead
The "Air Force We Need" proposal would add seven new fighter squadrons and 14 new tanker squadrons, among others.
The 386-squadron goal is still lean compared to Desert Storm days, Air Force chief says
The Air Force is not playing a negotiating trick by asking for more squadrons than it needs and then bartering with lawmakers downward, according to the Air Force chief of staff.
Numbers game: How the Air Force is following the Army and Navy’s bad example
The Air Force is using the Army and Navy playbook and focusing on an end-strength number. That could be catastrophic in the future, warns Susanna Blume of the Center for a New American Security.
By Susanna V. Blume