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Air Force May Not Love the A-10 But These Tweets Would Disagree


It’s no secret that the Air Force would like to retire the A-10 Warthog over the objections of some key members of Congress, as well as advocates such as the Project On Government Oversight and a slew of combat veterans who tout the Warthog’s effectiveness in close air support.

USA Today threw some fuel on the fire last week when it published a report based on stats provided by the Air Force that the A-10 led other aircraft in the number of friendly fire and civilian casualties in Afghanistan—an assertion that POGO rebutted today in our analysis of the skewed stats released by the Air Force.

What does Twitter think about the Air Force’s plans to mothball the Warthog? Here are some of the tweets that caught our attention:

Image from the U.S. Air Force.

Topics: National Security

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Authors: Joe Newman

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