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Letter: U.S. military needs F-35 to be strong
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Re Barbara Bisping's misinformed letter on the F-35 ("F-35 jets are unneeded expense," Forum, Dec. 8): First, this advanced new aircraft replaces the F16, not the F-22 which has a different mission entirely.

But more important, it always amazes me that supposedly "progressive" citizens look at the successes of our strong military — protection of our shore and our interests, keeping us free and safe — and use that very success as an argument to not invest in that strength.

Ironically, the result of letting these liberal utopia advocates see the results of their folly — a weak military — are too costly to our way of life to be allowed to play out.

I cannot wait until I hear the first F-35 roaring over north Davis County. When I do it will be, "The sound of freedom."

Tim Roberts


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