The House Armed Services Committee thinks the U.S. should buy more F-35 fighters now to reduce the unit cost for its military and global sales – even if the nation may have to spend money later to retrofit the aircraft. The committee is marking up its version of the defense authorization bill to set policy for the Pentagon in fiscal 2016. Chairman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Texas) version of the bill proposes adding $1 billion to buy six F-35B aircraft. Those six aircraft were not ...


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