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New Video: The Jet that Ate the Pentagon

The Pentagon’s budget is being consumed by a single gigantic weapons system that continues to miss performance metrics while facing a decade of delay and costing the U.S. taxpayer nearly $1.5 trillion. The story of how the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter came to dominate the Pentagon’s budget is one of overly ambitious goals, unusual development, an army of lobbyists and an emphasis on job creation. It’s a complex story, but Brave New Films interviewed a range of experts, including POGO’s Winslow Wheeler, to help explain how the F-35 got to be so big and so bad.

To learn more, check out the new site dedicated to news about the F-35.

By: Andre Francisco
Online Producer, POGO

andre francisco Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: National Security

Related Content: Budget, Joint Strike Fighter, DOD Oversight, Defense, Waste, Wasteful Defense Spending

Authors: Andre Francisco

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