The F-35 is fine for yesterdays wars You fly in, avoid detection, drop some bombs, and fly home. This is exactly the plan that America had in bombing Hanoi four decades ago (with limited success). Now it will finally be realized in all it's glory. Sadly, not every nation has Israels deep pockets and won't be able to "purchase" F-35's. These nations will be forced to rely upon deterremts such as a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. Even though it is an even older strategy than that used by the F-35, you get much better bang for the buck.
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from the article: Israel to purchase 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets