The Defense Department may have to terminate the F-35 strike fighter program, the Air Force's new long-range bomber, and eliminate the ICBM leg of the nuclear triad, if the so-called congressional super committee fails to agree on at least $1.2 trillion in cuts to the nation's deficit by Thanksgiving 2011, wrote Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Nov. 14, 2011. Here, six F-35s lined up at Edwards AFB, Calif.
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