F-35 Bacon Bits

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While the Pentagon stresses the need for new weapons to defend the nation, contractors — and their congressional representatives — know that the need for new armaments alone doesn’t keep them rolling off the assembly line. That takes jobs. Contractors aren’t being coy about it anymore. Check out this nifty map of the United States and see how much of the $380 billion F-35 fighter jet program — the most costly weapon system in history — your state gets.