DoD Buzz | The twilight of the Bone

I think I predicted this just the other day…

But starting with next year’s budget, the Air Force plans to slowly begin slimming down its fleet of B-1s, cutting six across the board for a total of 60 airplanes in service. The Air Force expects this decision to save it about $357 million over the next five years, Rep. Rep. Randy Neugebauer told the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday. Neugebauer — whose district includes Dyess AFB, home of the 7th Bomb Wing — says the blue-suiters are being penny-wise and pound foolish. The case he made to the committee exemplifies the political pickle that all lawmakers, and especially spending-averse Republicans, are in as they both try to cut back on expenditures and simultaneously protect their districts back home.

via DoD Buzz | The twilight of the Bone.