Jed, for what it’s worth from the peanut gallery, I’m not sure that the Doncasters buy is a problem. How will they have a view inside the Joint Strike Fighter program?
The Post’s report on it earlier this month explained what Doncasters specializes in:
Doncasters’ expertise is in forging, fabrication, machining and alloy production. The company owns a plant that makes aerospace turbine blades and components in Farmington, Conn.; a turbine and generator plant in Rincon, Ga.; a steel foundry in Springfield, Mass.; and a metal-rolling plant in Groton, Conn. The company’s Web site says the Georgia and Connecticut plants manufacture “engine ready airfoils,” for aircraft, helicopter and tank engines.
I’d really like to learn more about this, because my impression from this article is that Doncasters manufactures and fabricates the steel parts for aircraft engines.
If they’re not privy to classified information about the JSF in the manufacturing process — just sending parts to larger military contractors just as they would send parts to Boeing, then I think I’d be alright with it. If owning Doncasters would give Dubai interests a look into classified information, then we have a problem.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?