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Originally posted by WestPoint23
However since civilians run the DoD, White House and Congress logical and rational decisions are, naturally, not forthcoming. And there is only a finite amount of funs allocated per year, unless that also increases significantly the ideal and logical option will continue to be ignored.
KABUL — A U.S. military F-15E fighter jet crashed in Afghanistan early Saturday, killing two crew members, a U.S. military spokesman said. U.S. military spokesman Col. Greg Julian said a second fighter aircraft traveling with the jet that went down saw no evidence of enemy fire. No fighter jets have crashed in Afghanistan in years. Militants are able to shoot down helicopters with rockets, but are not known to have the anti-aircraft weaponry necessary to bring down a high-flying jet.
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
I am concerned about the fact defense contractors and the Joe the Plumbers of America will use this incident as a way to justify the wasteful spending on more F-22A Raptors. There is simply no need for more F-22s. I am sorry that people's jobs are at risk, but its wrong for them to falsely claim that America's national security is threatened in order to justify their continued employment.
Originally posted by C0bzz
If it were structural failure then it certainly is a reason for more F-22's. If there was no need for more F-22's, I wonder why the USAF considers 183 of them 'high risk' - and the USAF are not Joe Plumbers.
[edit on 19/7/2009 by C0bzz]