2/1/2012 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz released the 'Air Force Priorities for a New Strategy with Constrained Budgets' white paper Feb 1.
"The Air Force has made the hard choices to closely align with the new strategic guidance in our FY13 budget submission by trading size for quality," the leaders stated. "We will be a smaller but superb force that maintains the agility, flexibility, and readiness to engage a full range of contingencies and threats."
The Air Force strategy document provides an overview of the way forward for the present and future Air Force. The Following areas are outlined in the document: The Air Force new strategy; force structure; readiness; modernization; more disciplined use of Defense dollars; and taking care of people.
"It is our intent, indeed our obligation, to the American people and our Airmen to remain the world's finest Air Force in the years and decades to come," Donley and Schwartz penned. "Innovative and adaptable, America's Air Force will continue to meet emerging challenges and ensure the security of the Nation and its bright future."
To read the 'Air Force Priorities for a New Strategy with Constrained Budgets' click here.
(Courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs)
2/2/2012 8:44:27 AM ET The Air Force Priorities document states that 102 A-10s and 21 older F-16s have been identified for elimination. Can't help but wonder if the Army and Marine Corps priorities would include such a proportionately heavy hit to the CAS capability exemplified by the A-10.