Forget politics, congressional investigators are issuing a stream of inconvenient truths showing that a key challenge to affording the Pentagon's largest weapon acquisitions next decade will be the size of the programs themselves. In the latest missive, the military must find more than $15 billion a year from 2019-28 just for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program of record, according to the Government Accountability Office. The Air Force's share of that is up to $11 billion ...

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