One presidential candidate is talking about a task force to investigate Area 51. Another is threatening to cancel the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The U.S. Air Force’s next trainer is getting bigger and more expensive. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has just cut the Navy’s shipbuilding strategy off at the knees. It will be a busy year. In the U.S., Congressional budget wars and presidential politics—with some of the most extreme choices in living ...


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