Nick Baumann summarizes all the platforms Robert Gates proposes gutting in next year’s Pentagon budget:
In Gates’ proposed budget, the F-22, VH-71, the Navy’s DDG-1000 Destroyer, Airborne Laser Missile Defense (a laser mounted on a Boeing 747), and the Army’s Future Combat Systems program are all targeted for modification or elimination.
And don’t forget the C-17! That’s a lot of platforms. Question: is going after so many programs at once (a) brilliant or (b) insane? I can make a case for either, but I can’t quite convince myself which one it is.