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F-35 Engine War Costly, Wasteful

Lawrence Korb discusses the war between to GE and Pratt & Whitney to build a war engine the military says it doesn't need.

When it comes to cutting federal spending, the hardest habit for Congress to break is funding wasteful programs that create jobs back home. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., proved that point when he decided to support a multi-billion-dollar "alternate engine" for the Pentagon’s next fighter aircraft, even though the military says it doesn’t need the engine.

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Lawrence J. Korb

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