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President Obama travels east, still pledging a 'pivot'

Apr 21, 2014
The President will visit East Asia this week – stopping in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.
Posted In: F-35, asia, Southeast Asia, President Obama, military spending

The local economics of fighter jets

Dec 23, 2013
Earlier this month, the Air Force announced that it’s going to base 18 of its brand-new Joint Strike Fighter jets in Burlington, Vermont. For some Vermonters, the news was cause for celebration. For others, it was a wrenching defeat.
Posted In: defense contractors, Vermont, F-35, air force

A case study in why it's hard to cut the budget: The F-35

Dec 19, 2013
The Joint Strike Fighter -- a new, high-tech jet known as the F-35 -- is way over budget and years behind schedule. Yet Congress has not moved to clip its wings.
Posted In: defense, F-35, sequester, sequestration