With two non-air power bosses like Donley and Schwartz in charge, this is no surprise.
Having said that, I have no problem with the coming DOD cuts. We don't need $15B aircraft carriers, $5B dreadnoughts trying to repeat the last voyage of the Prince of Wales; death traps such as the Littoral Combat Ship and absolute giga-dollar failures like the F-35.
We can get through the budget crunch by spending only on what really adds value. Dumping a bunch of flag-ranks and SES is a good start.
In my day, a full-colonel could run a SAC Bomb Wing standing nuke alert.
Today? We have the no-general-left-behind-act.