Amazing that no-one has picked up on a simple fact.
Local "participation" in a vast majority of 3rd world, 2nd world and a large number of 1st world (major) countries mean political cronies...
Doesn't anyone read?
The US is that broke that to pay for its defense it has to cut education, arts, health, and so on (the people stuff) and you are debating shifting to the most expensive...
Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
At least Antarctica has penguin's and flights/ship home.
"...the overall superiority margin that the US has enjoyed in the last few decades..." and the Sukhoi range is...? The Eurofighter is...? The Rafael is...? Even maybe a Gripen or two...? The...
Funny I was just about to say that!! ;-)