Quote Originally Posted by Ken White View Post
To show the Air force how to fly CAS.

Seriously, because it can and due to a difference in traditions. In the US, all services own and control most of their own aircraft. Think of it as a Federal system as opposed to a centralized state. It is mildly inefficient, it is not at all ineffective.
I still wish the Air Farce would have given the A10 to the Marines. It is still the finest CAS fixed wing air craft available IMHO.

The F35 is on a short leash.

This blog post got a bunch of hits from the NCR http://selil.com/archives/2689

This is the article that I based my blog post on http://armedforcesjournal.com/2011/09/7558132/

There most assuredly are better acquisition and weapons requirements strategies than what we're doing now.