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Old 2nd Feb 2019, 17:10
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The German move is not surprising. An F-35 buy would be damaging to domestic industry, with little remaining industrial participation to be had, and politically speaking the US brand is not in favor these days, even if Tariff Man has backed away from his threats for now. Nor is it a good time to promote the importance of the nuclear sharing program, as INF comes apart. A ministerial-level pronouncement removes the F-35 hot potato from the source selection process.
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