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US Air Force bails on Mattis-era fighter jet readiness goal

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has officially abandoned a directive to get its F-35, F-22 and F-16 jets up to an 80 percent mission-capable rate after failing to meet that goal in fiscal 2019, the service’s presumptive chief of staff indicated Thursday. According to written responses by Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown ahead […]