Another point I’d like to make for people worried about a link between high testosterone and prostate cancer is that it just doesn’t make sense. Prostate cancer becomes more prevalent in men as they age, and that’s also when their testosterone levels decline. We almost never see it in men in their peak testosterone years, in their 20s for instance. We know from autopsy studies that 8% of men in their 20s already have tiny prostate cancers, so if testosterone really made prostate cancer grow so rapidly — we used to talk about it like it was pouring gasoline on a fire — we should see some appreciable rate of prostate cancer in men in their 20s. We don’t. So, I’m no longer worried that giving testosterone to men will make their hidden cancer grow, because I’m convinced that it doesn’t happen.
Col. Michael Pietrucha, one of today’s “renegades” advocating for a new light attack fleet — though he doesn’t use the term — told Defense Media Network he is “platform agnostic” but was influenced by the fact that the A-37 underwent a combat evaluation “in country, under real-world conditions.” Pietrucha is the officer responsible for resurrecting the Combat Dragon program name . “I intended that a handful of guys would take a few light attack aircraft into the combat zone and demonstrate its capabilities. The A-37 experience was a strong influence.” As it turned out, Combat Dragon II took place in the United States rather than, as hoped, in Afghanistan.