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Raiding those accounts to fund big-ticket projects the military does not want, but that benefit senators' home states or campaign contributors, amounts to "rancid gluttony..."
"Air Force and Navy combat pilots training to deploy are getting about half of the flying hours they got at the end of the Vietnam War," he wrote in his analysis. "Army tank crews get less in tank training today than they did during the low-readiness Clinton years."
...the Navy had been forced to curtail at-sea training and flying because of a shortfall in 2009 O&M funds.
Labels: U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects