The U.S. Air Force has taken another baby step toward possibly buying 300 low-cost, light-attack aircraft to fight violent extremists in the Middle East. Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has approved a light-attack fighter flight demonstration at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, this summer to look at the capabilities of existing commercial designs. But the “OA-X” concept is not a new idea. It dates back to 2007, as the surge in Iraq reached its peak and demands on air power there ...

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