On May 27, 2003 Coram published an Op-Ed column in The New York Times
about Air Force plans to send the A-10 Warthog to the boneyard. The
piece was titled, “The Hog That Saves the Grunts.” The column generated widespread coverage from various defense publications as well as a spirited rebuttal from the Air Force.
Now the Air Force is on record as saying it has no plans to kill the A-10.
The story of how the A-10 was designed by Pierre Sprey,
one of John Boyd’s closest associates, is told in BOYD.