Air Force Modernization, Hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 8, 2016   [open pdf - 172KB]

"This testimony compilation is from the March 8, 2016 hearing on 'Air Force Modernization' held before the Airland Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. From the Introduction of the Witness Statement: 'Today's demand for Air Force capabilities continues to grow as Airmen provide America with unmatched Global Vigilance, Global Reach and Global Power. Airmen are engaged defending US interests around the globe, supporting Combatant Commander requirements in response to growing challenges from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, all in addition to the ever present counter-terrorism mission in the Middle East and around the world. While our forces have been heavily engaged in deterring or addressing these operational challenges, our adversaries have taken the opportunity to invest in and advance their own capabilities. For the first time in decades, our adversaries are closing in on our capability advantage. Our efforts to address these increasing challenges have been stymied by reduced and unpredictable appropriations.' Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Darlene J. Costello, Arnold W. Bunch Jr., James M. Holmes, and John W. Raymond."

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