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Posted on 01/08/2011 8:23:30 AM PST by darkwing104
June 2009, while speaking at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, Defense Secretary Robert Gates defended his proposed cuts in the Air Forces fighter fleet in Fiscal 2010 as part of overall changes to the US tactical air arm. He said under his planto cap F-22 production at 187, shed more than 250 legacy fighters, and rely on the F-35 production line henceforth as the sole active source of advanced stealth fightersthe US will still be left with a numerical and technological edge that will remain extremely strong and far superior to that of any potential competitor for at least the next 15 to 20 years. In fact, Gates said the US will have roughly 1,200 fifth-generation combat aircraft in 2020, while the Chinese will have zero.
He couldnt have been more wrong.
On Dec 29, 2010 Chinese bloggers reveled what may be Chinas J-20 stealth Aircraft and hinted China would be conducting high-speed taxi tests this month.
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Two more years of this lunacy, and we can get back to being prepared for our potential enemies.
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