US Top Lawmaker Calls F-35’ Rathole,’

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is under the scope of the House Armed Services Committee. The Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee called the Lockheed Martin-produced F-35 Joint Strike Fighter a “rathole” in a virtual event with the Brookings Institution on Friday. He suggested the US should consider whether to “cut its losses” by investing in a range of competing fighter jets.