OPINION: Engine failure
- The SAGA of the Little Engine That Couldn’t Be Killed became yet more childish last week, when the House approved a $690 billion defense bill that allows General Electric to keep alive development of the ridiculed backup engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. That engine long ago lost out to one designed by Pratt & Whitney.
(Associated Press/Istockphoto; Globe Staff/Photo Illustration)

OPINION: Engine failure

- The SAGA of the Little Engine That Couldn’t Be Killed became yet more childish last week, when the House approved a $690 billion defense bill that allows General Electric to keep alive development of the ridiculed backup engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. That engine long ago lost out to one designed by Pratt & Whitney.

(Associated Press/Istockphoto; Globe Staff/Photo Illustration)

Tags #F-35    #military spending    #politics    #GE    #defense bill   

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