Damage Assessment Congressional inaction may be the top threat to the Air Force, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein indicates. If Congress does not act to pass a budget this year, the service’s already severe readiness problems will only increase. If it instead opts to continue funding at fiscal 2016 levels all the way through 2017, Air Force aircraft will not be repaired in the depot, a civilian hiring freeze could remain and deficits in planned pilot flying hours will continue, he ...

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