The Congressional newspaper The Hill reports that Congressional authorizers want to put their stamp on funding for the global war on terror, most of which has been in the form of emergency supplementals. So far, appropriators have been the only deciding voice. And, newly in-control Democrats may push hard to get the Administration to put war funding in the regular budget submission. Even some key Republicans have said enough is enough over running a war with continuous emergency measures.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.