The Controversial F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: America's Most Expensive Weapons System and Its Global Impact
Provides an overview on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program involving the U.S. and many allied countries. Describes the costs of this program, the technical problems it has experienced, its economic impact on the U.S. and allied countries, the JSF's operational capabilities, potential combat scenarios in which it could be used, and the campaign finance impact aerospace companies and unions have in the electoral process.
jet fighters, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, geopolitics, weapons systems, defense industry, political contributions, military program management, defense spending
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April 27, 2018 presentation to Professor Mike Smith's HIST 384 History of Aviation class.