Deputy Defense Secretary Urges Services to Fully Fund JSF

By Christopher J. Castelli / May 4, 2000 at 5:00 AM
Concerned the Navy and the Air Force might not fully support the Joint Strike Fighter program in their long-term budget plans, Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy de Leon issued a letter Tuesday to civilian and uniformed leaders of both departments, urging them to fully fund the tri-service fighter program. "It is clear to me that the maintenance of an aggressive but well-hedged JSF program is critical to the nation's future defenses," De Leon said. obtained a copy of the letter...

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