Although over 600 F-35 fighters have been delivered to three U.S. military services and allied forces around the world, some people remain skeptical about the program’s success. However, signs of success are everywhere. It is the most survivable, versatile and lethal fighter in the world. It is being purchased by a dozen allies and is operational in nine countries. The fighter is being continually improved and is contributing technology to the Air Force’s next-generation bomber. It is also becoming cheaper to build and operate. No wonder the chief of staff of the Air Force said last week that F-35 is a “cornerstone” of his service’s future plans. I have written a commentary for National Interest here.
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