Jan 17 • 50M

E80 - The F-35: A Biography w/ Michael Brenes

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American Prestige
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
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Danny and Derek welcome back Michael Brenes, associate director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and lecturer in history at Yale University, to discuss the undisputed greatest use of taxpayer dollars in our great nation’s history: the F-35. They discuss its war-fighting purpose, Lockheed’s business strategy with the jet, the effect of consolidation and privization on the arms industry, and more.

Check out Michael’s article on the F-35 in Jacobin: “The F-35 Is Everything Wrong With the Military-Industrial Complex”.

Also check out Michael’s Substack, Warfare and Welfare.