One of the most controversial fighter jets in the U.S. arsenal is headed to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State. The A-10 Thunderbolt, nicknamed the Warthog, will be deployed later this month. Here's everything you need to know about the aircraft that Congress saved from defense cuts just four months ago.
By the numbers: A-10 Warthog fighter jet on way to fight Islamic State
October 02, 2014 08:11 AM
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