Radioactivity Wednesday: Pentagon “Boondoggle” Flying Over Tampa Bay for the Next Two Weeks

Marine veteran Dan Grazier

March 17, 2021

Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei.

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting:

“The Tampa Bay skies will be louder than usual this month as MacDill Air Force Base hosts F-35B Lighting II fighter jets for training, according to a release. Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 is conducting fighter jet training over central Florida through April 1.  All flying will be done during daylight hours. The 11 F-35B’s come from the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina. 

Here to discuss the high cost and long-standing controversy surrounding the F-35 is Dan Grazier, a Marine veteran, and the Jack Shanahan Military Fellow at the Center for Defense Information and the Project On Government Oversight.

He wrote a report recently on the F-35 for POGO that concludes the F-35 project is a “boondoggle” with most of the planes delivered not combat ready.  Dan Grazier joins us now.

Listen to the full show here:

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