Military brass sound alarm about ‘insidious decline’ in readiness

Military brass sound alarm about 'insidious decline' in readiness

Military brass sound alarm about ‘insidious decline’ in readiness For decades, the F/A-18 Hornet has been the Navy’s front-line combat jet – taking off from aircraft carriers around the globe to enforce no-fly zones, carry out strikes and even engage in the occasional dogfight. But the Navy’s ability to use these planes is now greatly hindered as more than 60 percent of the jets are out of service. That number is even worse for the Marine Corps, where 74 percent of its F-18s – some of the oldest in service…

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