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Trump Sets Dangerous Precedent Choosing Weapons on a Whim Over Twitter

Tweets Upend Air Force One, F-35 Programs

Donald Trump continues to set a dangerous precedent toying with defense programs on a whim over Twitter without any basis in facts. He's currently threatening the F-35 program.  (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump continues to set a dangerous precedent toying with defense programs on a whim over Twitter without any basis in facts. He’s currently threatening the F-35 program. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump continues to set one dangerous precedent after another with his fanciful Tweets. His latest dabbling in defense contracts are his most reckless yet. But Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg proved that flattery will get you everywhere with the narcissistic president-elect.

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Trump F-35 Program Threat Will Hurt U.S. Defense; Another Tip to Russia?

Canceling Jet Will Be Warmly Greeted in Kremlin

Donald Trump put himself on a collision course with the F-35 fighter program, after threatening to cancel it, a move that would be warmly greeted in the Kremlin. (Photo collage: MPG)

Donald Trump put himself on a collision course with the F-35 fighter program, after threatening to cancel it, a move that would be warmly greeted in the Kremlin. (Photo collage: MPG)

Donald Trump threatened to cancel the much-maligned F-35 Lightning II Strike Fighter program yesterday, a move that would hurt the nation’s defense and provide a much needed boost to Russia, which would have to develop expensive new counter-measures if the plane goes into combat service.

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Now a Trigger-Happy Ex-General, Trump Defense Secretary Choice Dodged Vietnam

Ordered Iraq 'Wedding Party Massacre' Attack

ex-Marine Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis has a lot to answer for about his career and his temperament before becoming the next Secretary of Defense. (Photo by lex Wong/Getty Images)

Ex-Marine Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis has a lot to answer for about his career and his temperament before becoming the next Secretary of Defense. (Photo by lex Wong/Getty Images)

James Mattis, the tough-talking, gung-ho ex-Marine General, whom Donald Trump has tapped as Secretary of Defense, has a glaring hole in his long and, reportedly distinguished, military career. He somehow dodged service in Vietnam, the nation’s bloodiest conflict since World War II.