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Why The F-35 Rules: Study History, Study The Costs, Study The Threats

March 20, 2021 by

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By John Venable ~ Last week, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith lamented the supposedly exorbitant costs and “poor track record” of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Smith’s lack of expertise in airpower might qualify him for a pass, of sorts, for those ill-informed comments. But, Gen. “CQ” Brown’s recent public statements on the subject are real […]

For More Security At Less Cost, Buy More F-35s

September 12, 2020 by

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By Steven Bucci and Philip Bucci ~ Since its conceptual inception, the F-35 fighter jet has been known as an extremely expensive aircraft that can fill multiple roles. This high-priced “Swiss Army knife” of fifth-generation fighters is intended to replace fighters in the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The down side always has been […]

9 Insights On The F-35A From 31 Experienced Fighter Pilots

August 6, 2016 by

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By John Venable ~ Air Force Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, this week declared the F-35A fighter jet ready for combat. While many pundits and politicians have questioned the worth of this jet, the only people who know the ground truth are the pilots themselves. A total of 174 U.S. pilots […]

F-35 Survives

June 20, 2013 by

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By Sarah Wallace ~ During markup of the National Defense Authorization Act, many feared that funding for the F-35 would be stripped from the bill. But conservatives successfully blocked efforts to slow down the process. This is a huge win for U.S. national security. The F-35 Lightning is set to become the world’s leading Joint […]