Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s first budget request had been billed as a no-surprises event, but the Pentagon’s fiscal 2017 request included substantial funding shifts and policy changes. Among the many surprises: The U.S Air Force cut two of its highest priorities-—the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and the Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B)—the service finally listened to Congress and brought back the A-10 “Warthog,” at least until 2022; ...

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