In July, I posted an Air-Minded Diary titled The Non-Starter Option. In it, I proposed purchasing new F-15s, F-16s, and F/A-18s (all of which are still in production) for the USAF and USN. My argument was that new F-15s, which are far more capable that the older models currently in use, are needed to supplement the USAF’s small F-22 force; and that new F-16s and F/A-18s, also more capable than older models currently in use, would be a hedge against the possibility that the F-35 buy will be smaller than envisioned.
I’m happy to report today that military decision-makers are Paul’s Thing readers!
Now where’s my money?