It appears that he's declined.
With that in mind I decided to pen a letter to both offices. Below is a copy of what I sent them.
Gentlemen,Quite honestly, in the realm of the defense blogosphere, I'm a guppy. I've experience tremendous growth over the last year (THANKS GUYS!) but to be honest BLACKFIVE or Information Dissemination would probably get a reply...me...not so sure. But we'll see.
I'm sure its come to your attention that Bill Sweetman, Editor in Chief of Defense Technology International and a renowned Aviation Writer, has penned several articles critical of the F-35.
Many supporters of this program have sat back in amazement at the lack of response to many of his assertions. The only rebuttal to his claims (to my knowledge) came from former Chief Test Pilot Jon Beasely during an interview that made its way onto YouTube.
His latest claims however, demand a statement from your offices and I would gladly welcome one either at my website or even better through Aviation Week's Blog - ARES.
In this case.
On this issue.
Silence is not golden.