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The U.S. Marine Corps version of Lockheed Martin’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-35B test aircraft BF-2 flies with external weapons for the first time over the Atlantic test range at Patuxent River Naval Air Systems Command in Maryland in a February 22, 2012 file photo.
The U.S. Marine Corps version of Lockheed Martin’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-35B test aircraft BF-2 flies with external weapons for the first time over the Atlantic test range at Patuxent River Naval Air Systems Command in Maryland in a February 22, 2012 file photo.
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Why Canada might not want to – but probably has to – buy American to replace the F-35s

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Just how big is the “reset” button hit by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government after the high-flying promise of F-35s hit harsh reality? It would need to be huge if Canada were to buy a non-U.S. warplane.