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F-35 Fighter is Latest in Long Line of Wasteful Weapon Failures

F-35 Fighter is Latest in Long Line of Wasteful Weapon Failures

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For all the swell in patriotic fervor following 9/11 there is a dirty little secret that is alive and well in the American military-industrial complex: the military's main purpose in creating weapons systems is not to protect our national interests but to create weapons systems. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is just the latest example of Ernest Fitzgerald's procurement proverb "First, it is too early to tell, second, it is too late to do anything about it."
For all the swell in patriotic fervor following 9/11 there is a dirty little secret that is alive and well in the American military-industrial complex: the military's main purpose in creating weapons systems is not to protect our national interests but to create weapons systems. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is just the latest example of Ernest Fitzgerald's procurement proverb "First, it is too early to tell, second, it is too late to do anything about it."

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