Top brass tells Congress, $194 billion budget request balances risks, quickens transformation to meet growing challenges from China

Invoking Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s observation that militaries fail when they are slow and “too late” to change, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall urged Congress April 27 to embrace a $194 billion budget request specifically tailored to “transform” and modernize the Air and Space Forces to meet growing challenges from China.

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