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Department of Defense

Save $3.2 Billion: Army Organic Fixed Wing Close Air Support

In a March 1997 CBO report, “Reducing the Deficit Spending and Revenue Options,” DEF-16, “Make the Army Responsibility for Close Air Support (CAS),” the CBO proposed a revolutionary idea to decrease deficit spending. The report stated that transferring responsibility for CAS from the USAF to the Army would save the Department of Defense (DOD) $3.2 billion over 5 years in 1997 fiscal terms. Not mentioned in the report... more »