Podcast on F-22 Acquisition

Ward Carroll at Military.com interviewed “fighter mafia” leader Pierre Sprey, aviation author James Stevenson, and Straus Military Reform Project Director Winslow Wheeler on the Air Force’s F-22. The interview helps explain why America is no longer designing and building first class fighter aircraft and what is more generally wrong with the Pentagon’s slow, ineffectual, and yet expensive acquisition system.

The audio of the podcast is available here.

Photograph of Pierre Sprey

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Pierre Sprey consulted for Grumman Aircraft's research department from 1958 to 1965, then joined Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara's "Whiz Kids" in the Pentagon.

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