Thursday, January 27, 2011
Gates to Canada, Please Don't Back Out on F-35, Oh Please?
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates came to Ottawa today and pleaded for Canada and the other eight "partner" nations not to walk away from the overhyped, overpriced and underperforming F-35 ground attack fighter.
Apparently stumped for sensible explanations, Gates tied the F-35 ground pounder to NORAD and North American air defence.
"It is a true fifth generation fighter, it will give us significant capabilities, it will continue the interoperability that has been at the heart of our NORAD relationship for decades now."