Yes, it’s a $150 million plane, but the first concern needs to be the safe recovery of the pilot. I’m not terribly optimistic.
I’ll admit to getting pretty excited by the F-22 cancellation last year. It seemed to indicate that Robert Gates and the Obama administration were willing to get serious about costly and unneces
Via Ezra, this is an interesting post from Gordon Adams: For a major program to emerge, thrive, and survive, it takes basically three players: the service that wants and will advocate for the program,
The F-22 has a faint heartbeat in the House of Representatives, but appears to be slipping away: The committee voted July 22 to spend $369 million to buy another dozen F-22s, but Rep. David Obey, the
Senate rejects extra funding for the F-22!!!!
Spencer has been following the F-22 debate closer than I; it appears that Carl Levin lacks the votes to outright kill the F-22, and thus that the potential for a confrontation between Congress and the
The F-22 was supposed to free us from the costs of maintaining on aging, expensive fleet of F-15s. Turns out that this may have been a touch optimistic, and that F-22 maintenance may be an economic st
Via Ezra, via Krugman: These arguments will come from the very people who denied that the economic recovery plan created any jobs. We have a very odd economic philosophy in Washington: It’s called w