Military chiefs defend care for defence personnel amid concerns over budget squeeze
„The government should have known better than to spend that kind of money on a military that had been designed to defend us in combat operations,“ said Senator Carl Levin.
A defence statement on Monday said the Pentagon would pay $1.15 billion for 20 replacement planes, https://www.cifnet.it/products/cover-samsung-galaxy-a3-6-8custodia4cover995 replacing the planes used by the USS Abraham Lincoln and USS George H W Bush.
It said the planes would allow the US to continue to operate aircraft carrier Nimitz and „improve readiness on the islands, especially for the US 7th Fleet“.
Senator Carl Levin on Monday said if the United States were to take active actions in the region it would have to defend itself. https://www.cifnet.it/products/cover-samsung-mini-2-s6500-15custodia4samsung5632 (Dylan Martinez/Associated Press)
The deal comes as the US military is under pressure to get as much spare parts as possible for its aging fleet of planes and to avoid buying or operating the older planes until the Pentagon can spend money on new aircraft.
US allies Australia and the United Kingdom have urged the US and other allies to do more to protect their planes.
The US, https://www.cifnet.it/products/cover-samsung-s5-frasi-8custodia4cover3859 which has been spending about $1.4 billion a year on its fleet of aircraft, said it had „very little flexibility“ in buying replacement parts for its jets.
In April, https://www.custodia4cover.it/products/cover-samsung-sm-t819-1custodiasamsung2068 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter ordered the Pentagon to do much bigger buybacks and to take a more aggressive approach to purchasing the newer and cheaper aircraft.
In his statement this week, https://www.custodia4cover.it/products/cover-samsung-grand-neo-viola-1custodiasamsung1485 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the military should get as much spare parts as possible for 온라인카지노사이트its ageing aircraft. (Dylan Martinez/Associated Press)
In addition to the sale of its planes, the US is considering a contract to sell new fighter jets to Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
A key demand in a new contract to buy 100 A-10 warplanes to replace the combat aircraft acquired by the US-led coalition against IS.
The Pentagon also plans to buy up to 10 of the planes to support its ongoing operations against the terrorist group in Syria and Iraq.
But Senator Levin said this was not enough.
„If the military needs addi로투스 홀짝tional spare parts it should buy them off-base instead of at airports around the world.“
Senator Levin also wants US lawmakers to investigate the role of Turkey and Saudi Arabia, whose forces carried out some of the most horrific atrocities in the t김해출장샵wo countries’ history and remain one of the world’s largest donors of weaponry to the US,