Turkeys don’t fly. Neither does the F-35.
This boondoggle is great for the military-industrial complex, but bad for taxpayers.
Which nation’s air force is in a position to challenge existing American planes? None.
Which nation is developing fighter jets and the aircraft carriers required to deliver them? The Pentagon never says.
What is the strategic function militarily of a jet in the age of unstoppable ICBM’s and cheap biological weapons?
Is ISIS in a position to counter existing American jets? With what?
Nevertheless, we get this. . . .
The Pentagon’s embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to be plagued with so many problems that it can’t even pass the most basic requirements needed to fly in combat, despite soaring roughly $170 billion over budget.
As the most expensive weapons program in the Pentagon’s history, the $400 billion and counting F-35 is supposed to be unlike any other fighter jet – with high-tech computer capabilities that can identify a combatant plane at warp speed. However, major design flaws and test failures have placed the program under serious scrutiny for years – with auditors constantly questioning whether the jet will ever actually get off the ground, no matter how much money is thrown at it.
This post was published at Tea Party Economist on March 16, 2015.