Debate: F-35 fighter jet
Is the F-35 fighter jet a good investment for the US military?
Background and Context of Debate:
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, single-engine, stealth-capable military strike fighter, a multirole aircraft that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air defense missions. It is controversial because it is so advanced and so costly that many ask whether it is excessive and unnecessary in modern warfare and peacekeeping.
See Wikipedia's article on the F-35 fighter jet for more background.