May 21, 2010
The F-35 Boondoggle
George Kenny runs the Electric Politics Web site, conducting extended interviews on core issues like the environment, politics and defense. On May 21, he released his interview with Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project. The subject is the F-35 "Joint Strike Fighter." The interview discusses not just why this gigantic defense program should be cancelled, but won't; it also probes other sacred cows of modern defense technology; for example, addressing why we no longer can mass produce fighters and the bane of modern combat aircraft—the "multi-role" fighter design.
Find this interview at the Electric Politics Web site at http://www.electricpolitics.com/podcast/2010/05/the_f35_boondoggle.html.
Find other George Kenny interviews and news items at the home of the Electric Politics Web site at http://www.electricpolitics.com/index.html.
Director, Straus Military Reform Project, CDI at POGO, POGO
At the time of publication Mr. Wheeler's was the director of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Center For Defense Information at POGO.
The goal of the Straus Military Reform Project is to secure far more effective military forces and much more ethical and professional military and civilian leadership at significantly lower budget levels.
We would like to thank Philip A. Straus Jr. and family for their generous support.