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"Flying Piano" Costs Pentagon $1.5 Trillion

Brian1078 Wrote: May 01, 2012 10:41 PM
It's the F-16 training school now. They have lots of open space to fly over and are only a few minutes flight from the Goldwater bombing range.

The Pentagon is about to waste $1.5 trillion, 38% of entire defense budget for a "virtual flying piano". That may sound preposterous, and it is. Unfortunately, it is also true.

Foreign Policy Magazine discusses the sad saga of The Jet That Ate the Pentagon.

This month, we learned that the Pentagon has increased the price tag for the F-35 by another $289 million -- just the latest in a long string of cost increases -- and that the program is expected to account for a whopping 38 percent of Pentagon procurement for defense programs, assuming its cost will grow no...

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