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US Uses $400M F-22 Raptor Jets in Syria Despite Not Needing Them
For years they were the highly-advanced aircraft without a mission, decried by critics as having been built from more than $80 billion in taxpayer dollars for an enemy that doesn’t exist. But now, more than a decade after the first jets went operational, the next-generation stealth F-22 Raptors are
Military: Don’t Worry If F -35 , Most Expensive Fighter Jet Ever, Can’t Dogfight Well
The makers of one of the most expensive weapons programs in history went on the defensive today, saying a recent report on the F-35 fighter jet’s failures in old-school dogfighting against a decades-old, much cheaper legacy fighter “does not tell the whole story.” The report in question, posted on
Obama Set Goals Too High for Gulf Rebalance, Experts Say
The Obama administration is likely to fall far short of the lofty goals it set for itself at Thursday’s summit with Gulf leaders, several experts on the region said. While the White House has framed the seven-nation meeting as an opportunity to deepen and strengthen Gulf nations’ security
F -35 Fighter Continues Next-Gen Attack on Taxpayer Wallets
Already the most expensive defense weapons program in history, the price tag on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jumped up another $4.3 billion in the last year – the latest hike in a program that’s gone $113 billion over its original projected cost, according to a new report from the Government
The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, April 28, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN ABC News’ Benjamin Bell: “Elizabeth ...
No Foolin': 7 Things the Pentagon Is Buying With Your $1.5 Trillion
A day before April Fool’s Day, a government watch dog released its most recent assessment of how the Defense Department is spending its eye-popping $1.5 trillion – that’s 11 zeros – on major weapons systems. While the multi-year, total cost of the programs is staggering...
Defense Stocks Rise On News Of Military Cuts
Why are defense stocks soaring? Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed spending cuts that would shrink the size of America's fighting force to pre-WWII levels and eliminate several costly weapons programs. Yet the stocks of Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and other leading
The Note's Must-Reads for Monday, February 17, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here atwww.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza DEBT CEILING The Hill’s Peter Schroeder: “With...
US: Defense Contractor Tried to Smuggle F -35 Blueprints to Iran
Pratt & Whitney Engineer Attempted to Ship Thousands of Proprietary Documents as 'Household Goods,' Prosecutors Say
US to Turn Old Bombs Into All-Purpose Weapons
The U.S. wants to modernize nuclear bombs stationed in Europe in a way many experts call the equivalent of creating a new weapon. Critics believe the move violates pledges by President Obama he would not develop new nukes. The idea of fighter jets taking off from Western Europe, thundering their