via Breaking Defense.
Will the Air Force buy its full complement? Harrison was skeptical.Who is Harrison? Todd Harrison, is the defense budget expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“I don’t think it’s plausible that we’ll actually buy that full amount in the long run, but they don’t need to change their plans right now, they don’t need to scare the foreign partners by signaling that right now, it wouldn’t make sense to do it now,” he says. “You don’t have to make that decision on the total quantity, you don’t even have to make the decision on the full-rate production, until four or five years from now. So you can wait four or five years, more of the foreign partners will get deeply invested in the program, and then they can scare them.”
Do you get the force of connection of his words?
If you're kind then you'll call this the game of thrones effect....people seem to think that screwing allies is a good thing. I call it a corrupt program. This program is not out of the woods. There are still more acts to come.