The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and its lone engine easily survived a last-minute assault in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) as the panel marked up its version of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization bill June 5. In one of the first contentious debates of the Republican-controlled committee’s day-long markup, Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) proffered an amendment that would prohibit new U.S. spending on the Lockheed Martin fighter and its Pratt & Whitney F135 engine ...

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