Following the lead of the House, the Senate Armed Services Committee May 22 passed bill to authorize defense spending in fiscal 2015 that, like its companion bill passed by the House, rejects many of the Pentagon’s proposed fleet reductions aimed at preserving modernization dollars for future programs. The bill would reject retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, Airborne Warning and Control System Aircraft and operational E-8 JSTARS. It would authorize $696 million for refueling and ...


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