Instead of spending so much money on stealth research and development we missed the boat on hypersonic advancement to keep in the lead over Russia and China.Speed trumps Stealth.
On the B36 bomber the engines were in the rear of the wing. Why not put the new engine in the rear, as to cut down on the dust, birds,etc.
President Obama made the right choice for not approving the pipeline, because now the pipeline has a leak.
Keeping China in check and Russia at bay.
Could a fuselage & wings be stamped out of one piece of Titanium. Separated exactly in half, put the halfs together, and come up with entire fuselage. In between would be all the necessary...