This is a disturbing story about the V-22 Osprey, which is a tilt-rotor aircraft that takes off like a helicopter and flies like an airplane.
The Marine Corps is increasingly relying on it, and it has many advantages: speed, range, and cost. (Wait, scratch that last one. It costs twice as much as the CH-53E, which has a greater payload and an ability to carry heavy equipment that the V-22 cannot. But, I’m getting off track.)
Let’s see. Let me get back to reading this governement propaganda, err, I mean my notes from the Pentagon.
Yes, uh, on the bright side, the V-22 has many advantages: speed, range, and it’s safer, crashing far less. Oh, wait a minute… Scratch that, too.
And scratch the career of a General who had the balls to tell the truth. Here’s his story below, but be careful reading it: You’ll think less of your government and our military commanders once you finish it. (General: ‘My Career Was Done’ When I Criticized Flawed Warplane.)
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give.