Could One of America’s Allies Take Down the F-35 Program?

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What does America need to save its troubled F-35 stealth fighter?

Turkey, that’s what.

  • Michael Peck
  • The National Interest

What does America need to save its troubled F-35 stealth fighter?

Turkey, that’s what.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan recently warned that the multinational F-35 program, of which Turkey is a member, would fail if Turkey were excluded.

Turkey is facing sanctions, including being dropped from the F-35 program if it goes ahead with purchasing Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, which has raised Washington’s fears that F-35 secrets might be leaked to Russia.

The U.S. has…

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