The world's democracies are now relearning a hard lesson of geo-politics — we cannot depend on adversaries for critical resources, let alone give them leverage to use against us.
Finland's armed forces chief General Timo Kivinen has said that the country is prepared to fight Russia if attacked.
The UAE Embassy told the U.S. it wanted to suspend talks on a weapons sale deal due to the U.S.'s restrictions on how and when to use its F-35 planes.
Friendly governments today can become enemies or adversaries tomorrow.
The sale of F-35 all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft to Qatar would empower the enemies of America in the Middle East.
The FC-31 is the second fifth-generation jet produced in China, following its deployment of the J-20 stealth fighter.
Reports have suggested that the U.S. is willing to sell F-35 fighter jets to the UAE after last week's normalization announcement.
Israel's Ynet news website reported Tuesday that the normalization deal included a secret clause allowing the UAE to purchase advanced U.S. weapons.
Just hours after Trump threatened to "obliterate" Turkey's economy, he described the country as one of America's biggest and most honest trading partners
Relations between NATO allies the U.S. and Turkey have been strained by Ankara's decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft system.
The two leaders visited an air show outside Moscow this week to inspect Russia's most advanced fighter jet.
Turkey's purchase of the Russian anti-aircraft system has opened up a rift with the U.S., which fears the deal could compromise American military secrets.
Washington's demand that Turkey kill a deal for Russia's S-400 anti-aircraft system was "unacceptable," a Kremlin spokesman said.
The country's pacifist constitution has long prevented governments from attaining carriers.
Investigators think there could be a problem with the fuel tubes across the U.S. fleet of 245 planes.
"Any effort by the Government of the Republic of Turkey to further enhance their relationship with Russia will degrade the general security of the NATO alliance."
The Air Force must cut F-35 operation and support costs by 38 percent over the next decade.
"We proved our point," Cohen said.
Missiles that F-35 stealth fighters already carry need only slight tweaks to be able to target ICBMs, an aerial combat expert says.
The F-35B is a short-takeoff, vertical-landing aircraft.
British commissioning choices mean that the aircraft will not have the full communications capacity.