TITLE

The Most Expensive Weapon Ever Built

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Mark
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Time International (Atlantic Edition);2/25/2013, Vol. 181 Issue 7, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U.S. military's 400 billion dollar expenditure for 2,457 F-35 fighter jets as of February 2013, focusing on American Marine Major Aric "Walleye" Liberman and his military leadership in the wake of concerns over the potential imposition of U.S. defense budget cuts. It states that production delays in the F-35 manufacturing process have forced the nation's Air Force and Navy to spend five billion dollars to extend the lives of their existing aircraft. The political contributions of F-35 contractors to members of the U.S. Congress' Joint Strike Fighter Caucus are also examined.
ACCESSION #
85632398

 

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