Whatever you think of the outcome of South Korea's F-X Phase 3 fighter selection—now leaning toward the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter—you cannot deny that it is a mess. The government first created a new agency to manage its defense procurements, set clear selection criteria for 60 new fighters and told the Defense Acquisition Program Administration to git 'er done. DAPA picked the F-15SE, a decision that the government speedily set aside. In accordance with a common ...

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