In 2015, the U.S. Air Force announced that it had selected Boeing to build the next generation of Air Force One aircraft. Two new aircraft will be built and will enter service in 2024. The defense department estimates that the two new planes will cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $4 billion. In December 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that costs for the project were out of control and he would cancel the plane order once he took office. Proponents of the new planes argue that the current planes used for Air Force One will be fifty years old in 2021 and spare parts for the old planes are becoming hard to find.
This country's military budget is already bloated as it is and in service of the military industrial complex. We are creating borderline toys of destruction, rather than defenses of freedom, because the truth is that, again, we are in the pocket of the MIC.
Replace the entire executive transport fleet with commercial-off-the-shelf solutions, such as replacing Air Force One with an upgraded corporate jet and The Beast with an armored version of a standard luxury car
The historical activity of users engaging with this question.
Loading the political themes of users that engaged with this discussion