Austin Bay‘s guest for this week is Rebecca Christie of the Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones Newswires. The topic: the Pentagon’s weapons procurement process, including the Air Force’s new F-35 fighter (at $300 billion, “the most expensive military development project ever undertaken”, Rebecca notes in the podcast), and the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ships, designed for close-to-shore operations.

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