0902 GMT Less than a week in the job, Gen. David L. Goldfein, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, says he’s committed to the full purchase of more than 1,700 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. He calls the total “affordable and absolutely required.” The service once fielded 4,000 combat jets, and now has less than 2,000, so he says the 1,763 the Air Force plans to introduce “is not a big number.” (robert.wall[a]wsj.com)
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