What role should Canada's air force play?

If indeed this temporary suspension of the F-35 purchase is to allow for a complete review of all possible options, then we need to begin with the basics.

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An F-35A near Fort Worth, Texas in October.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 12/19/2012 4:11 pm EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 12/20/2012 5:32 pm EST

After more than two years of almost continual controversy the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project appeared to be blown out of the sky last week. On the eve of a damning independent audit into the projected acquisition and lifetime operating costs, the Conservative government spin doctors put out a few calls to a few chosen reporters. The scoop they offered up, with no attributable source, was that, contrary to their previous unwavering support of the F-35 purchase, the Tories were now going to consider other options.

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