The F-35 Program is a giant big-dig type project where billions of dollars are being spent to fight wars from decades ago. The next war will be fought with drones, not piloted aircraft. The current wars we are fighting are already primarily fought with these drones. Our next enemy will launch 100,000 drone aircraft to attack, not 300 or so piloted airplanes. If that is our defense, we are screwed.
Shut down the F-35 Fighter program and save billions of dollars for better things.