Theonly reason the F-35 Lockheed version was chosen over the Boeing competitor was to save Lockheed from going under,and the jobs in that senators constituency. The only country that could possibly need such an aircraft in war is Israel. The cold war is over. You don't fight international terrorism with high tech weapons such as the F-35. If the plane is cancelled it will be a very significant indication of how the mighty US's military empire is reaching end. Israeli could buy Russian (perish the thought) or do a real serious up grade of its F-15's a fine aircraft. Or buy the F-18. All cheaper options, and quite capable of doing any job the IAF may be called to do in the future.
Attempted stabbing of Israeli soldier in Hebron; Palestinian female attacker shot dead (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. may scrap F35, set to be Israel's fighter jet of the future
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