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US Air Force general fired for A-10 'treason' comments

A US Air Force airman cleans the canopy of an A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft in Osan, South Korea on April 14, 2009A US Air Force general who warned officers they would be committing “treason” if they praised the A-10 aircraft to lawmakers has been fired and reprimanded, officials said Friday. Major General James Post was removed from his position as the vice commander of Air Combat Command and received a letter of reprimand, the air force said in a statement. The two-star general sparked an uproar over his comments in January to a group of airmen at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, when he addressed the long-running debate about air force plans to scrap the A-10 aircraft. The decision to sack Post was taken by General Herbert Carlisle, head of Air Combat Command, after a report from the air force inspector general into the episode.

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