"...if a USAF general's word isn't good enough for you who's would be?"
Pretty obvious that you've never worked in aerospace.
The fighter/bomber industry needs a kick in the pants, like the launch vehicle industry is getting from the likes of SpaceX and the other nascent launch vehicle companies run by real entrepreneurs...
One F-35, at $159,000,000 each ($391.1B for 2,457 F-35's), is equal to 27,532 one-year Pell Grants that could help produce software engineers that are sufficiently well educated to produce...
JSF = Just Say Fraud
Is this the tanker that Boeing bribed Congress to get the original award to Airbus reversed?