By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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“Even though our pace of combat operations may be slowing, it is still important that pilots get every possible value out of their flight time because it could save their lives,” he said. “I think there should be a constant evaluation as to the best use of scarce training dollars.”
“Some may find these flights to be of good use, others perhaps not, and all those views should be taken into consideration,” said Pete Sepp, executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union.