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Brother are you actually saying the impeachment of the Commander in Chief is off topic of
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I'm saying that you are constantly raising hell about people posting political commentary, but you post a great deal in your little inaccurate links, which you then profess to be just innocent links, but you NEVER post anything of a positive nature for the administration or the US?
 
in other news,
USAF aims to double long-term JASSM production up to 10,000 units
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  • 27 September, 2019
The US Department of Defense (DoD) is increasing potential long-term production quantities of Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM) from a possible maximum of 4,900 to a possible maximum of 10,000.

The US Air Force (USAF) Material Command signaled its intention to increase missile production in a 27 September notice that seeks production sources. Acquisition regulations require the service to seek alternative sources even though Lockheed Martin is the only producer.

The USAF also seeks to increase quantities of Lockheed Martin-made Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a possible maximum of 110 to a possible maximum of 400, says the notice. LRASM is based on the extended range version of JASSM (JASSM-ER), which has a range of more than 500nm (926km). LRASM is a joint development effort of the USAF and the US Navy.

The JASSM and LRASM weapons are low-observable cruise missiles that fly at subsonic speeds and, because of their long ranges, can be launched from outside an enemy’s air defences.

The USAF notice signals a continued ramp up of annual production as well as long-term DoD interest in buying the cruise missiles.

In May 2019, in anticipation of growing demand, Lockheed Martin broke ground on a new 20,900sq m (225,000sq ft) cruise missile production facility in Troy, Alabama. The building construction is scheduled for completion in 2021, with JASSM-ER production ramping up in the second half of 2022, the company says.

The USAF’s previous JASSM production notice for lot 17 asked for 360 missiles in 2018. That makes this most-recent source-sought announcement the largest intended acquisition of JASSM.

The USAF says it wants up to 390 JASSM-ERs in lot 18; then 360 JASSM-ERs and 40 JASSM missiles in lot 19. Production would reach a maximum rate of 550 units per lot continuing through lot 30, the service says.

LRASM production also continues to ramp up from lot 1 production in 2017, which called for 23 missiles. The USAF says it wants 50 LRASM missiles in lot four, reaching a maximum rate of 96 per lot, continuing through lot eight.
 
I'm saying that you are constantly raising hell about people posting political commentary, but you post a great deal in your little inaccurate links, which you then profess to be just innocent links, but you NEVER post anything of a positive nature for the administration or the US?
oh absolutely Thursday at 8:56 PM I posted "great deal" related to the allegation of the White House trying to suspend the US military aid to Ukraine under very special circumstances (Rudi Giuliani etc.); had it happened, it would've been prosecutable!

25 minutes ago
in fact I don't care about Trump's games related to Bidens (whom he mentioned by a total coincidence hahaha during his first ever phone call with the Ukrainian),

but I care about purported White House interference with the Pentagon's military aid for Ukraine

(repeat: the Pentagon's funds (appropriated by the Congress), not White House's funds or Trump's funds!)

and I think the Inspector General should look into this!

US Military is not a private army or the White House army
 
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Air Force Brat

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in fact I don't care about Trump's games related to Bidens (whom he mentioned by a total coincidence hahaha during his first ever phone call with the Ukrainian),

but I care about purported White House interference with the Pentagon's military aid for Ukraine

(repeat: the Pentagon's funds (appropriated by the Congress), not White House's funds or Trump's funds!)

and I think the Inspector General should look into this!

US Military is not a private army or the White House army
The Inspector General is going to look into the Joe/Hunter Biden shake down of the Ukraine, beginning with Joe Biden's insistence that the Ukraine fire the prosecutor looking into corruption at the company that Hunter Biden was receiving $600,000 a year for doing nothing? ( a political kick back to Joe Biden)

for your information the money appropriated for foreign aid does NOT belong to the Pentagon, it is paid by the American taxpayer to aid and shape US foreign policy!

as a taxpayer, I ask why the hell it matters to you Bub? I'm very happy that the President is taking steps to make sure this money is only given to those who are our allies and that those allies are paying a fair share for their own countries defense!

Its obvious that you do NOT understand that the President is the Commander is Chief of the US military! that's why it is vitally important that the American people elect a President who is watching out for our best interest, as Donald Trump is very faithfully keeping a promise made during his Presidential campaign to restore the US military to its necessary level of functioning.....

I can assure you that 75% plus members of the US military will very likely vote for President Donald Trump to continue his outstanding service to fully support US service members, their families, and to protect the best interests of the United States of America!
 
The Inspector General is going to look into the Joe/Hunter Biden shake down of the Ukraine, beginning with Joe Biden's insistence that the Ukraine fire the prosecutor looking into corruption at the company that Hunter Biden was receiving $600,000 a year for doing nothing? ( a political kick back to Joe Biden)

for your information the money appropriated for foreign aid does NOT belong to the Pentagon, it is paid by the American taxpayer to aid and shape US foreign policy!

as a taxpayer, I ask why the hell it matters to you Bub? I'm very happy that the President is taking steps to make sure this money is only given to those who are our allies and that those allies are paying a fair share for their own countries defense!

Its obvious that you do NOT understand that the President is the Commander is Chief of the US military! that's why it is vitally important that the American people elect a President who is watching out for our best interest, as Donald Trump is very faithfully keeping a promise made during his Presidential campaign to restore the US military to its necessary level of functioning.....

I can assure you that 75% plus members of the US military will very likely vote for President Donald Trump to continue his outstanding service to fully support US service members, their families, and to protect the best interests of the United States of America!
oh OK so Trump would've quickly approached the Ukrainian president about Joe Biden even if Joe Biden hadn't been Trump's 2020 competitor??
please, I'll turn 48 soon, and I've lived under various regimes

but as I said in the previous page, I don't care about Trump's own games, I care about an interference with the Pentagon (this time it allegedly was Ukraine aid, next time could be ...)

anyway I'll now press 'Like' and give you the last word
 
Tuesday at 8:54 PM
LOL Brumby, in his valiant defense of the LRASM and the US of A, said forty on one Lancer

while
B-1 Lancer readiness is in the toilet, here’s why
June 4
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Sep 14, 2019
related:
Goldfein on Meeting Bomber Mission Requirements as B-1 Readiness Drops
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Bombers pose a unique readiness concern compared to the rest of the Air Force's fleet: it's the only part of the US air inventory that other services or countries can't backfill in times of need, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told Air Force Magazine in a recent interview. Still, the service isn't worried that its nearly 60-year-old B-52, shouldering more of the load as the B-1 recovers, will face the same stresses as the other bomber airframes.

“Unlike other portfolios, I can’t go to anyone to help me out,” Goldfein said. “There’s not a single ally, nor is there a single joint teammate that has bombers. In the [tactical air] portfolio, I’ve got NATO. … Other countries have tankers, other countries have AWACS. I don’t have any other countries that have bombers. We’re it. We’re the only game in town.”

With the B-1 fleet seriously run down in depot, and the Lancer’s mission-capable rate
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, the Air Force has burdened its B-52s while considering what the future bomber fleet should offer.

B-52 squadrons are flying combat missions in the Middle East and training missions throughout Europe, are deployed for the
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in the Pacific, and are flying regular training at home while the B-1 recuperates.

“The B-52 is designed for the regime we’re using it in,” Goldfein said.

B-52s are subsonic and built for long flights. Early on, B-52s flew constant alert missions for Strategic Air Command, staying aloft for missions like
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B-1s and B-2s are expected to retire in the next few decades as Stratofortresses, approaching 100 years old, keep up the heavy lifting. The service plans to fund bomber improvements like new engines and radars, but the B-1’s issues are prompting the Air Force to determine if it would
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to buy more B-21s.

Goldfein agrees with recent studies by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and MITRE Corp., in addition to the service's own “The Air Force We Need,” which argue the Air Force needs more bombers. The service and its chief believe they need at least 175 bombers, including 100 future B-21s from Northrop Grumman at minimum. Goldfein said 220 bombers or more would more effectively accomplish long-range strike, deterrence, and other missions.

The former Combined Forces Air Component commander in the Middle East—said he flew a Lancer mission every Christmas Day he spent in theater—is quick to point out that he is “one of the guilty guys” who heavily relied on the B-1.

Goldfein and Air Force Global Strike Command boss Gen. Timothy Ray have both highlighted the heavy use of B-1s in the Global War on Terror, largely flying missions outside of what they were designed to do. B-1s are meant to fly with their wings back, at supersonic speeds and low altitudes. But in the Middle East—especially in Afghanistan—B-1s are filled with heavy bombs, flown long distances to their target areas, and used wings-forward as weapons trucks to provide air support for ground troops.

“You think it wouldn’t be a demanding environment, but it turns out it puts stresses on the airplane you don’t anticipate,” Goldfein said.

Demand for the B-1 led to excessive flight hours and unexpected, significant structural issues like airframe stress fractures, Goldfein said.

Still, the Air Force doesn’t regret heavy use of the bomber because it was the best asset what the military needed in recent years.

“But now we’re having to pay the piper,” Goldfein said.
 
Nov 5, 2018
I still recall discussions at Fox News (if to deploy to the border) from the time I had lived in the US, which was in 2001 and 02;

at first glance it sounded like an outrage to have "permeable" borders with Terrorists potentially coming,

but from what I figured, there wouldn't have been enough Illegals to for example pick up apples for less-than-minimal wage, so

LOL no big tasty apple for a quarter,

and of course enough Lobbyists to keep this going

(not sure if it's changed since then)
and in related development
Large Chunk of Border Wall Funding Diverted from Tiny Guam
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