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Mechanics work on a C-5A military transport aircraft at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

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Congress slows US military’s efforts to cut costs

The Pentagon says the Navy and Air Force are spending roughly $5 billion more than if they were allowed to make the cuts.

WASHINGTON — Parked around the airstrip at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are more than a dozen massive C-5A Galaxy transport planes. There is no money to fly them, repair them or put pilots in the cockpits, but Congress rejected the Air Force’s bid to retire them.

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