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Misplaced Priorities in the F-35 Engine Debate Article
President Barack Obama, left, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, right, are fighting against Congress to rein in government spending on the alternate engine to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter plane, which Gates has called an “unnecessary and extravagant expense.” (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Misplaced Priorities in the F-35 Engine Debate

A controversy over a wasteful piece of military spending distracts from a bigger issue at play in the negotiations over the National Defense Authorization Act, writes Sam Klug.

Sam Klug