A recent Washington Outlook item (AW&ST Oct. 15, p. 25) quotes father-and-son duo Dov and Roger Zakheim saying: “A Mitt Romney administration would [among other things] avoid the difficulties that stymied early attempts at acquisition reform by . . . building new weapons incrementally from existing platforms and technologies.” Had previous administrations followed this approach, we would not have had, among other systems, the B-47, B-52 and B-2 bombers; the P-80, F-4, F-16, and F-22 ...

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