Air Force begins lobbying for next trillion-dollar flying clusterfuck
WASHINGTON — The US Air Force has moved rapidly to parade drawings of its latest economy-swallowing clusterfuck before Congressional committees to secure production funding. The new images of the B-21 bomber were unveiled at a Capitol Hill press conference given by Air Force Secretary Deborah James before her testimony in front of the House Select Committee on Unkillable Programs.
"Just look at it," James said. "Doesn't it get you going too?" she asked in a tone a congressional described as "nearly breathless." An aide had to escort the secretary back to her seat.
At Northrop Grumman headquarters in Falls Church, Va., an anonymous project engineer was "flabbergasted" by the testimony. He requested anonymity on the grounds that he was not authorized to gloat on the record.
"I can't believe they bought it!" he said. "We spent all of three hours on the design, and [the Air Force] has committed to $200 billion in engineering costs alone. Am I awake?" Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), the contrac…
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