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A U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off for a mission into Iraq.

Photograph by U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JoAnn S. Makinano via Bloomberg

A U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" from the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing takes off for a mission into Iraq.

Defense Cuts Face Political Bases: Warthog, Spy-Plane Defenders

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has presented Congress with some unpalatable political decisions in the midst of an election year. His budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 would create some clear political losers. Among them: congressional...

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Marine pilot Maj. Aric Liberman, second from left, poses for photos with, from left, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, and U.S. Sen John McCain on Nov. 20, 2012 after delivering a second F-35B Joint Strike Fighter at the conclusion of a re-designation ceremony for Marine Attack Fighter Squadron 121.

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Marine pilot Maj. Aric Liberman, second from left, poses for photos with, from left, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, and U.S. Sen John McCain on Nov. 20, 2012 after delivering a second F-35B Joint Strike Fighter at the conclusion of a re-designation ceremony for Marine Attack Fighter Squadron 121.

Jan Brewer: Where in the World?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who left her state for an undisclosed destination on Dec. 2, is visiting Arizona soldiers in Afghanistan, according to a person familiar with the governor’s schedule. The Republican governor’s absence was noticed yesterday when she didn’t...

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U.S. Army SFC. Roy Hibbetts of Civil Military Operations Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4-73rd Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, secures the outside of a project site where a school is being built in Zharay District, Kandahar Province on July 28, 2012.

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U.S. Army SFC. Roy Hibbetts of Civil Military Operations Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4-73rd Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, secures the outside of a project site where a school is being built in Zharay District, Kandahar Province on July 28, 2012.

Romney’s ‘Make-Up’ Speech to National Guard Gathering

Mitt Romney has been taking a daily dose of guff for not making any mention in his Republican National Convention speech of the protracted U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. Democrats also have piled on for his failure in...

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