The Air Force's initial share of the $400 billion, 12-year defense budget cut imposed by President Obama is $49 billion from the next five years, Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Philip Breedlove said during a speech sponsored by AFA's Mitchell Institute in Arlington, Va., July 20, 2011. With that looming on the horizon, Breedlove warned contractors attending the event that the Air Force will be even more financially constrained and will insist more than ever on programs being delivered as promised, on time and on budget. Here, Breedlove speaks during the AFA's 2011 Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 17, 2011.
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