Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blog Post Index: F-35

This index compiles all of this blog's relevant posts to date on the Harper government's proposed F-35 purchase that was announced on July 16th, 2010. New posts will be added to the index. Bold font indicates posts that readers may wish to reference first, containing key information that is helpful to understanding the many F-35 issues.

April 5, 2011: F-35 hovers over campaign today. [F-35 critic Wheeler speaks in Ottawa; Wheeler video; case for FA-18 Super Hornet]
April 4, 2011: Harper debunked on latest F-35 spin. [Cites Libya mission as rationale for F-35s; expert says no.]

March 18, 2011: The Libya mission and fighter jet politics.
March 15, 2011: United States Government Accountability Office report on JSF: "Restructuring Should Improve Outcomes, but Progress Is Still Lagging Overall." [GAO puts cost of JSF at $133 million per plane, cites various delays]
March 10, 2011: An Estimate of the Fiscal Impact of Canada’s Proposed Acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, report of the Parliamentary Budget Office. [Puts cost at $29.3 billion]
March 02, 2011: How the right wing echo chamber is working these days.

February 17, 2011: Costs of F-35 PR campaign roll in.
February 07, 2011: Better disclosure on the F-35 advocacy required.
February 03, 2011: The stealth deal.
February 02, 2011: Following the continued hard sell on the F-35.

January 31, 2011: New issues with the F-35 purchase.
January 27, 2011: Gates & MacKay to talk F-35 today.
January 26, 2011: More delay and cutbacks in the F-35 program.
January 17, 2011: F-35 coverage in southern Ontario.

December 17, 2010: End of session goings on.
December 11, 2010: Dissecting the F-35 purchase.
December 03, 2010: U.S. jet exec offers conflict filled testimony on F-35.
December 02, 2010: Selling the new defence procurement model.
December 02, 2010: Checking in on the costly F-35.

November 24, 2010: Bloc plays Conservative wingman.
November 23, 2010: Pentagon undercuts Harper government spin.
November 22, 2010: F-35 gets the hard sell and a hard look.
November 12, 2010: F-35s in the Vaughan by-election.
November 02, 2010: F-35 cost overruns in the spotlight again.
November 01, 2010: Combat fatigue and the F-35.

October 28, 2010: Just take them at their word.
October 27, 2010: Contractual conflict?
October 27, 2010: Big sell on F-35 continues.
October 26, 2010: Auditor General waving red flag.
October 22, 2010: Late night humour.
October 20, 2010: And then there were three... .
October 18, 2010: Quebecers weigh in against F-35.
October 14, 2010: USAF comments on the F-35.
October 12, 2010: On crippling the public finances.
October 08, 2010: F-35 opposition makes the PM furious.
October 06, 2010: Allies delaying F-35 purchases.
October 02, 2010: Saturday notes.

September 29, 2010: Political theatre.
September 28, 2010: F-35 industrial benefits in the spotlight again.
September 24, 2010: Friday odds and ends: NHL funding, jets and isotopes.
September 20, 2010: Government's rationales for F-35 sole-sourcing collapsing.
September 16, 2010: Of policies in force.
September 15, 2010: A big hitch in the government's F-35 purchase plan.
September 09, 2010: Stretching.
September 02, 2010: No questions!
September 01, 2010: The big sale.

August 31, 2010: Sleeper issue.
August 31, 2010: A summer of big economic implications.
August 04, 2010: Peter MacKay debunked.

July 30, 2010: Just can't help themselves.

July 30, 2010: The return of the red menace.
July 29, 2010: JSF hijinks at DND.
July 27, 2010: The case for a competitive process on the F-35s.
July 26, 2010: A few must reads for the day: fighter jets, the census...and theme parks.
July 19, 2010: Canada, bucking the trends.
July 17, 2010: PBS News Hour video report on our new $16 billion F-35 jet fighters.
July 16, 2010: Happy untendered $16 billion jet fighter contract.
July 12, 2010: Tory Times are malleable times.

Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Production, Sustainment, and Follow-On Development of the Joint Strike Fighter (Short Title – JSF PSFD MOU).