Tuesday, April 23, 2019

F-35 News. The Joint Strike Fighters worse nightmare come true...Trump to nominate Shanahan as SecDef...

Thanks to Moebius2249 for the link!

via FoxNews.
President Trump is expected to formally nominate Patrick M. Shanahan to be his permanent defense secretary as soon as next week, two administration officials tell Fox News. This, after an internal Pentagon investigation concluded that the acting defense secretary did not show any bias in favor of his former employer, aerospace giant Boeing.

Shanahan worked at Boeing for over 30 years before coming to the Pentagon as then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s deputy at the start of the Trump administration.

Shanahan’s nomination had been held up by the White House since the Pentagon inspector general opened an investigation into Shanahan’s conduct following a report in Politico days after taking over for Mattis alleging Shanahan called Boeing-rival Lockheed Martin’s advanced F-35 program “f—ed up” and said the company didn’t know how to run a defense program following years of cost overruns and delays to the fifth-generation fighter jet.
Story here. 


Make no mistake about it.  The F-35 is on this guys radar.  But that's not where the big news I think will be coming.

What do I expect?

I think we're gonna see some "business like approaches" forced on the Pentagon.

What do I mean?

Remember the 5% cut across all govt agencies that was proposed by Trump? Remember how it suddenly got reversed for the Pentagon?  My guess is that will be back on board in a big way.  As a matter of fact I wouldn't be surprised to see Trump push a 7 to 10 percent cut soon.

It's gonna be all about govt spending and the economy with the Presidential election coming up.

The Pentagon is about to get rocked and I think this guy is gonna want to claim scalps while at the same time please Trump.

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