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March 6, 2013

By Winslow Wheeler

The Air Force's F-35A: Not Ready for Combat, Not Even Ready for Combat Training



F-35A Fighter Jet A new report, titled "F-35A Joint Strike Fighter: Readiness for Training Operational Utility Evaluation," reveals yet more disappointments on the status and performance of the F-35 fighter jet.

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Topics: National Security

February 22, 2013

By Andre Francisco

How the F-35 Became Too Big to Kill



F-35 Fighter Jet The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is 70 percent over its initial budget and seven years behind schedule, but it’s in no danger of being cut.

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Topics: National Security

February 20, 2013

By Andre Francisco

How Did the Pentagon Budget Get This Bad?



National Security While the President is focusing on countering cyber-attacks and away from large-scale ground invasions, the Pentagon is still buying hundreds of billions of dollars in new weapons for old wars.

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Topics: National Security

February 14, 2013

By Andre Francisco

The Most Expensive Weapon Ever Built



F-35 Fighter Jet Time magazine has a great, and lengthy, story about the F-35 fighter jet being developed for the Air Force, Navy and Marines.

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Topics: National Security

January 4, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Wheeler’s Dogfight with the F-35



F-35 at Night Winslow Wheeler tells NPR the F-35, or Joint Strike Fighter, is mediocre at everything and costs taxpayers far more than Lockheed Martin will admit.

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Topics: National Security

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