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Mattis Orders 80% of Key Fighter Jets Ready For War Within 1 Year

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Mattis Orders 80% of Key Fighter Jets Ready For War Within One Year

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Published on Oct 10, 2018
 
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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called on the Pentagon to bring at least 80 percent of its key fighter jets to combat readiness. For a country always at war with someone, surprisingly few of its warplanes are kept sky-worthy. Consistent with Washington’s increasingly saber-rattling rhetoric, the world’s largest military is putting its money where its mouth is. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has ordered the Air Force and Navy to increase their mission-capable rates for four major aircraft to 80 percent over the next twelve months, throwing the spotlight on the lamentable state of the nation’s airborne fleet. The mid-September memo was seen exclusively by Defense News.
Learn More: https://www.rt.com/usa/440824-mattis-pentagon-planes-war/

 

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