Smith says it's time to 'cut our losses' on F-35 'rathole'

By Tony Bertuca / March 5, 2021 at 12:17 PM
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today it is time for Congress and the Pentagon to begin a debate to "cut our losses" on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, meaning the most expensive weapons program in U.S. history could be nearing a major inflection point. "I want to stop throwing money down that particular rathole," he said during a virtual event with the Brookings Institution. "What does the F-35 give us and is there a way to...

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