In one of his "War Is Boring" pieces now at Medium.com
David Axe has written his analysis of the F-35. Perhaps his most important contribution is to explain to those who want to "fix" (or "stabilize") the F-35 through the test process and build some limited number of them and thereby "save money" is a bankrupt idea. Because of the nature of its design origins, explained cogently by Axe, the F-35 cannot be fixed, and it will never be a successful component of effective American air combat forces.
This article by David Axe, "F’d: How the U.S. and Its Allies Got Stuck with the World’s Worst New Warplane," August 19, 2013 at Medium.com
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.
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