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Budget Cuts Stun A.F. Chief

March 07, 1988|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Air Force's top officer said today he never dreamed the Reagan Administration's military buildup would be derailed so quickly, but he intends to maintain readiness even as his service shrinks.

In an interview, Gen. Larry D. Welch also said the Air Force couldn't afford to develop the new Midgetman nuclear missile favored by many congressional leaders.

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