I got both of these in my email at work, and I am still working a lot of overtime....getting it while I can.
I can see the concern, we are sending our war stocks in to that great suck called "Ukraine" and sure they are killing a lot of
Soviet er Russian equipment, but some of this stuff we are sending them is showing up on the black market also. I am wondering if we will run out of missiles before the Russians run out of tanks, then we still have to worry about the Chinese and our larders are getting pretty low due to years of war and face it, new weapons systems get the pork, the restock and logistics......not so much. We have to restock and getting new missiles with microchips that are not corrupted by the Chinese is a trick.
Also I for the life of me can't figure out why we are trying to change out the engine system on the F-35 unless the Air Force is trying to be "Unique" and the fighter Mafia is pulling the strings much to the detriment of everyone else? or is it some beltway bandit pushing because there is some huge payout for him after he hung up the blue suit? Maybe I am getting cynical in my Summer Chicken years......