Pentagon to begin 'unwinding' Turkey from F-35 program

By Tony Bertuca / June 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM
The United States is suspending Turkey, a key NATO ally, from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for refusing to back out of a deal to procure a Russian-made missile defense system. Turkey must reassign its personnel from the F-35 joint program office no later than July 31, according to a Pentagon briefing slide titled "Unwinding Turkey's Participation from the F-35 Program." "At this point, all Invitational Travel Orders (ITOs) and/or Common Access Cards (CACs) will be cancelled, and Turkish...

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