The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the stealth fighter of the future for the United States and allies such as Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. With unsurpassed capabilities in stealth, survivability, agility, and maneuverability, it represents the most dominant platform the world has ever seen. Yet amidst growing threats in the world and despite a strong alliance for the program, the Obama Administration has decided to dramatically cut the F-35 as part of its cost savings efforts. Not only will this drive up per unit costs for the program, it will deprive allies and U.S. forces alike the proper capabilities to continue to dominate the air. Please join us for this important event that will shed light on the capabilities the F-35 brings to the table, how the international cooperation of its partner nations builds security, diplomatic ties, and cost savings, and why cuts to the program and why cuts to the program will hinder its development.
More About the Speakers
Colonel Kevin J. Killea
United States Marine Corps
Dr. Robbin F. Laird
Co-Founder and Senior Analyst, Second Line of Defense
Anthony “Lazer” Lazarski
Military Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Visiting Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy