Amid all the recent scandals the most terrifying thing I’ve read lately is this piece: F’d: How the U.S. and Its Allies Got Stuck with the World’s Worst New Warplane
The piece covers how the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter “Can’t turn, can’t climb, can’t run” due to the Marine Corps’ insistence on having Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) or Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) capability. This led to design compromises that leave the abilities of the F-35 severely compromised.
If there’s one thing at which we’ve always excelled here in the U.S.A. it’s war. We have the mightiest military on the planet and spend a tremendous amount annually to keep it that way. The decline of our military power is one of the most significant indicators that this country is falling apart. Welcome to the new Roman empire.