You choose: 283 A-10Cs, 350 F-16As, or 62 B-1Bs.
I'm quoting the following from James Hasik blog posting:
Thus, let’s presume that we’re back to cutting an aircraft fleet, and the question is the forecast of the most stressing scenario. Here’s my nutshell estimate:
Those 283 A-10Cs would be most useful against the Russians.
Those 62 B-1Bs would be most useful against the Chinese.
Those 350 F-16s would be excess to requirements in both cases. end quote.
Mr. Hasik makes a good arguement for cutting the F-16Cs from the inventory and moving them into the desert ready reserve (i.e. mothball them!). The A-10s might have to be called to action for the mess in the Ukraine. And the B-1Bs as stand-off cruise missile carriers if things heat up with China.