http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2014/...reshape-military-after-longest-war/?hpt=hp_t1 While I am all for getting the Defense Budget under control, I don't know if I agree with the way they are doing it per se. They are going to retire the A-10 which is still a very capable aircraft for close air support while still fully funding the POS F-35 that is massively over budget. Not to mention the cost of the Ford Class has skyrocketed to $12 billion and Zumwalt to $4 billion. And in testing there are questions if the Ford can even perform like the Navy said it would in development( whether the issues are design flaws or just bugs in the system, who knows). And this is coming from a person who loves the Navy and loves the aircraft carrier, but the rising costs of these ships is ridiculous and the fact Congress doesn't bring in Lockhead, Northrop, and General Dynamics to tear them a new one over these issues is even more staggering. Also, the Air Force should look into the F-15 Silent Eagle if they do not intend to order more Raptors.