Originally Posted by Jetdawgg
The Military may very well be smaller, however, the maintenance of the Aircraft and Warships alone are huge. The pay for the Troops is higher. The criminal element is that we over pay for F-35's and such to the largest DOD contractors
F-35 to cost $1.45 trillion over next 50 years
We should pay our troops less?
We shouldn't maintain our equipment? Russia tried that and their subs sink.
The F-35? Something has to replace F-15 and F-18. And we should ask who to build our equipment OTHER than large contractors? Perhaps SMALL contractors or start ups? I believe Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and General Dynamics have a handle on design.