The U.S. Air Force has decided to indefinitely postpone the retirement of the legendary A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack plane. The venerable Warthog's increased role in the air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was the Pentagon's main reason for the postponement.
There is no other aircraft in the US inventory that can do what the A-10 does, period. And what it does is save the ass of the US military man on the ground, time and time again, getting in low and slow before pounding the ever-loving shit out of the bad guys.
I posted a video on the A-10 back in 2008. Seems like a good time to link to it. I tried to repost the vid here, but that didn't work too well for me, although the video works in the original post.
"You see that blinking light in the sky? That is the HAND OF GOD!"