Post Tagged with: "F-35"

March 23, 2010 08:00

Lawmakers: Navy and Marines face fighter jet shortfall

“The strike fighter capacity of our Navy and Marine Corps is a strategic asset that should not be allowed to wither.”

March 15, 2010 05:08

Gates’ Bad Bet on F-35 to leave Air Force short of fighters

Development of the Joint Strike Fighter, as it is also known, has fallen so far behind schedule, with huge cost overruns, the defense secretary ordered the firing of the F-35 program manager.

The risk in Gates’ decision is hammered home by this stark fact: the Air Force estimates it could be short 800 fighter-bombers by 2024. Levin called it “a shortfall that’s large enough that if it were realized could cause us to tie up aircraft carriers at the pier for lack of aircraft to send with them.

March 4, 2010 05:33

OBAMA HATCHET MAN GATES GUTS U.S. MILITARY

AIM Report |  By Diana West  |  March 3, 2010 During President Obama’s State of the Union address, after he made a pitch for putting active and open homosexuals into the U.S. military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates could be observed rising to his feet and applauding the President. The members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who were also in the audience, did not rise or clap. Later, Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, fell into line, […]