The Pentagon’s F-35 program office recently announced an agreement with Lockheed Martin for the next batch of nearly 500 of the hi-tech planes.
Dan Grazier, the Jack Shanahan Military Fellow at the Project for Government Oversight, said the current numbers for the F-35 aren’t looking good.
CBO offered 16 options that could cut DoD spending and reduce the deficit.
Military leaders worry the nation is losing it’s competitive military advantage. The Commission on National Defense Strategy has called for a boost in spending, which is not an uncommon Washington response.
President Donald Trump has called for the creation of a space force as a separate military service, but there hasn’t been a new military service since 1947.
The more complicated a military weapon platform becomes, the more expensive it is to maintain, and nearly every platform is growing more complicated.
Lawmakers and military analysts weigh in on the most important personnel and readiness issues for 2018.