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The Little Engine That Shouldn’t

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The second engine for the F-35 fighter is now cooling its jets / GE photo

Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell tweets:

It took 2 SecDefs, 2 Admins & 5+ years, but Extra Engine contract finally terminated, saving taxpayers $1M per day.

The second engine proposal for the F-35 fighter, pushed by a GE-Rolls-Royce team, is finally dead. It shows Congress — when the Administration really fights for something — can actually throw out pork.

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