Michael Gallagher’s letter regarding termination of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is right on target (AW&ST March 29/April 5, p. 8). The current budget overrun is just the beginning; wait until we’re procuring 100-200 aircraft per year. It is unacceptable and a poor use of scarce Defense Department funds. There is no current or emerging threat requiring an immediate rush to production. Yes, there are aging F-16s and F/A-18s, but those platforms have proven to be upgradable at far ...

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