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Winslow T Wheeler

How Much Will Each F-35 Cost?

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

Whatever that final unit cost may be, to predict it now will surely be met with derisive laughter from advocates of this ongoing disaster -- laughter that will last only until the actual bill arrives.

The Constructive Effects of Public Exposure

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

After the practice was publicly identified in recent debates, the Congressional Armed Services Committees seem to have reduced one of their own more obnoxious, anti-defense, pro-pork activities.

The Pentagon Kluge That Refuses to Die

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

After a long fight, Gates and President Obama ultimately prevailed this summer in ending further F-22 production. Game over. Right? Anyone who thinks so doesn't appreciate the staying power of Congress' porkers.

What Now, Icarus? Is Western Combat Aviation Falling Out of the Sky?

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

The future of Western combat aviation today rests largely on one airplane: The Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.