"The reality of the F-35 program is that it is making steady progress in retiring risk and reducing costs; that Pentagon officials are increasingly pleased with its performance; and that most of America’s key allies have signed up to buy the plane despite the availability of impressive alternatives [...]"
"The F-35 program is now poised to provide the returns on investment that were intended at its outset. The war fighters of our nation and 10 or more of our allied nations want and need the F-35 for their security in a hostile world. Now is the time to take advantage of the program’s turnaround and significantly increase the annual rate of production. "
"F-35 is well on its way to being the most capable, cost-effective tactical aircraft in the history of warfare, and you can see that fact clearly reflected in how the flight-test program is progressing, the production cost is falling, and other countries are jockeying to get the plane."