The Pentagon’s decision to give some ground to state advocates in the ongoing fight over reductions to the Air National Guard is being met with a mixed reaction on Capitol Hill. The military is now proposing to retain 24 C-130s in the Air National Guard, after the Obama administration proposed cuts in the Guard appropriation in February in its fiscal 2013 budget request. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta outlined the change in an April 23 letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman ...

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