Pentagon May Scrap Jet Plans

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    The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the F/A-22 programs could be cut in budget moves and as strategies shift to meet unconventional threats.

    By Mark Mazzetti, Times Staff Writer


    WASHINGTON — Facing severe budget pressures, the Pentagon is developing plans to slash the Air Force's two prized fighter jet programs, according to Defense Department officials and outside experts.

    Military planners are debating options to scale back the Air Force's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the stealth F/A-22 fighter, as some defense officials question spending billions on weapons that have little use against terrorist networks and other unconventional threats.
     
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    F35? ye gads. I thought the vtol f22 wasn't even working properly yet. Its about time they scrapped all this new fighter jet nonsense.
    Where is the opposition? Who needs to be out manouvered? A few insurgents in Iraq? -No, more like the perpetual motion machine called the military industrial complex.
     

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