Standing By His Warthogs

Has Moseley Launched a Peace Offensive?: Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Monday renewed his promise to keep the A-10s of the Pennsylvania ANG’s 111th Fighter Wing at their NAS Willow Grove home. Rendell is putting a lot of stock in US Dist. Judge John Padova’s decision that the Pentagon does not have the right to remove the fighters without Rendell’s consent. (See DR, 8/29/05.) Rendell has ordered his adjutant general not to allow the aircraft to be removed. The Pentagon has the next move, but there’s no certainty that DOD is in any rush.