Pentagon Slams Sequestration, Gives F-22 Another $6.9 Billion Same DayTweet
February 21, 2013
Catastrophe. Disaster. Doom.
There has been a lot of hyperbolic rhetoric coming from Pentagon officials about the consequences of planned Pentagon spending reductions, known as sequestration, set to take effect on March 1. That rhetoric continued on Wednesday when Pentagon officials took to news programs to emphasize the consequences of cuts and to encourage wise defense spending.
Except on Wednesday, the Pentagon also awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $6.9 billion for “F-22 modernization,” according to an article in TIME’s Battleland.
One doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The F-22 program has become a parody of itself, and of all that is wrong and warped in the military-industrial complex.
We agree. See the Battleland story for the details, and dollar figures, that show just how badly the F-22 program has been managed.
Image from the U.S. Air Force.
Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.
Topics: National Security
Authors: Andre Francisco
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