May 18, 2024

Congress Considers Slashing F-35 Orders


A proposed House policy bill would slash the number of F-35s the Pentagon would buy in fiscal 2025 as lawmakers’ patience with the program and Lockheed Martin wears thin.

DoD Wants the Force More Capable, Not Bigger


The Defense Department is looking to reduce 25,000 military positions. DoD Comptroller Michael McCord said the goal is not to make the force bigger, but to make it more capable. The new budget request would reduce the number of active-duty sailors by 1,184 and the Reserve by 951.