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September 26, 2013

By Ethan Rosenkranz

The Myth of American Air Superiority



F-14 Aircraft In a new piece published on POGO’s Straus Military Reform Project site, Roger Thompson, a defense analyst and professor. dispels in amazing detail the notion that the United States fields the best fighter pilots in the world.

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Topics: National Security

April 19, 2013

By Andre Francisco

F-22s Make Three ‘Precautionary’ Landings in Japan



F-22 Raptor Jet In early April, three F-22 jets were forced to make “precautionary landings” at Kadena Air Base in Japan, according to an article in Defense Tech.

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Topics: National Security

February 27, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Why the F-35 Lightning Can't Fly in Lightning, Yet



ABC F-35 Concurrency Video screen Lt. General Chris Bogdan talks about how concurrency, where a jet or other weapons are built while still being designed, has led to the F-35 Lightning being vulnerable to lightning strikes.

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Topics: National Security

February 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pentagon Slams Sequestration, Gives F-22 Another $6.9 Billion Same Day



F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet On Wednesday, Pentagon officials took to news programs to emphasize the consequences of sequestration. On the same day the Pentagon awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $6.9 billion for “F-22 modernization,” according to an article in TIME’s Battleland.

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Topics: National Security

February 13, 2013

By Andre Francisco

IG Blasts Air Force's F-22 Crash Report as Sloppy



F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet The Air Force’s investigation into the fatal 2010 crash of an F-22 fighter jet was sloppy and their conclusions were “not supported by the facts,” according to a new report by the Department of Defense Inspector General.

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