"Folks can argue about the F-35, should we have done it, should we not have done it," Dunford said. "The fact of the matter is, the United States Marine Corps now has the F-35. So I want to make sure the Marine Corps and Navy take full advantage of it."Story here.
The F-35 is worthy of argument.
It should not have been done.
It is costing the USMC too much and will deliver too little. But perhaps most telling is the fact that in a quick search of Marine Corps history I can't find another instance of a Commandant ordering a working group to "leverage the transformational capabilities of new platforms.
At every turn leadership is trying its best to silence criticism and signal that this debate is over. It is not.