Monday, April 06, 2009

About time...

Gates: Scrap F-22 Jet, President's New Helicopter : NPR
Secretary Robert Gates on Monday recommended halting production of the F-22 fighter jet and scrapping a new helicopter for the president as he outlined deep cuts to many of the military's biggest weapons programs.

Gates said his $534 billion budget proposal represents a "fundamental overhaul" in defense acquisition and reflects a shift in priorities from fighting conventional wars to the newer threats U.S. forces face from insurgents in places such as Afghanistan.
This country spends far to much on sophisticated weapon systems...

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