Mehta: Pentagon report says Air Force can’t afford its own planes

The Defense Department’s aviation inventory and funding plan for the next 30 years is out…and the numbers are problematic to say the least. Among the takeaways: the Air Force won’t be able to afford its own aircraft programs within a few years. Aaron Mehta is Senior Pentagon Correspondent for Defense News. He discussed the plan, and the problems, on National Defense Week.

Aaron Mehta on National Defense Week

Photo: An F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 14, 2014. After getting upgrades, the F-35A is on its way back to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua D. King

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