The U.S. Air Force will take a “sober look at technology” in proceeding with the congressionally mandated 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and “everything is on the table” in terms of trades among programs and capabilities, the senior officer in charge of the effort says. Nonetheless, Maj. Gen. Steven Kwast’s comments point to service hesitation to cancel the Joint Strike Fighter, the single largest procurement program in the Pentagon. “We have to be able to project power in ...

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