This Is the F-35 Secret No One Wants to Admit

The F-35 program is not developing one, common warplane for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. 

by David AxeThe National Interest

If the military and lawmakers had recognized then what they admit now — that the JSF is three different planes — the government could have awarded three separate contracts to potentially three different contractors, thus preventing the current fighter monopoly and encouraging diversity and competition within the U.S.Read the full article.

German carmakers warn hard Brexit would be ‘fatal’

By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz — Reuters

FILE PHOTO: The BMW booth displays the company logo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmakers on Wednesday warned of fatal consequences if Britain left the European Union without a divorce deal, predicting job losses in Britain and Europe and urging lawmakers to redouble efforts to ensure tariff-free trade can continue.… Read the full article.

Why Did the Border Patrol Union Switch Its Position on the Wall?

The NBPC once opposed “wasting taxpayer money on building fences and walls along the border.”

by Conor Friedersdorf — Staff writer at The Atlantic

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council while receiving the group’s endorsement during a meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 7, 2016.
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