You’re listening to the same media that had Hillary winning a landslide against Trump. The never-F-35ers are clueless asses. And yes, I’m in a position to know. Buying the F-15X is moronic, the F-35 is kicking the crap out of everybody right now.
I’m no aviation expert but I have common sense and the ability to think so I’ll stand by my case F-35 is a weak sister, but the Lockheed internet air force is impressive IMO. Does the USMC need a day one penetrator, perhaps but more than likely they needed a bomb truck and this is one expensive bomb truck though far better than the AV-8B.
Last thing putting the F in front of it was almost a guarantee of fail.