$ETTLE UP: Air Force >> Cuts Make Leaner, Meaner?

$ETTLE UP: Air Force >> Cuts Make Leaner, Meaner? Play

Of all the armed services, the Air Force seems the least concerned about personnel cuts, willing to shed people to pay for the expensive high-tech fighters and bombers it wants to buy. Many defense reformers think that cuts like these are long overdue, arguing that under the growing defense budgets during the Iraq and Afghan wars, the military bureaucracy -- the so called "tail" in the tooth-to-tail ratio -- became bloated.

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