Air Force Prepares for Budget Cuts

Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz warned that his…

Air Force Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz warned that his service must prepare for budget cuts to weapons programs and other areas as the incoming administration faces the financial crisis.  Schwartz said “Our role is to make our best argument to what the right mix is, from fighters to big airplanes to satellites” mindful of the impact the coming year will have on the Air Force.  The financial crisis as well as the change of administration come at a crucial time for the Air Force which is working through missteps involving transporting nuclear weapons and allegations of not doing enough in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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