One major theme at this week's Republican National Convention has been "Make America Safe Again," with speeches from party faithful such as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and others honing in on terrorism dangers and how the U.S. military needs to be stronger.
Giuliani said Tuesday Donald Trump "will keep us safe and help us achieve and embrace our greatness." Yet, Trump has been no friend of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, one of the military's biggest and most expensive acquisition programs. Last year, he criticized the F-35 as "not very good."
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton appears to be more supportive and in March called it "the most sophisticated fire aircraft ever developed," but that doesn't mean she won't make changes to the fifth-generation fighter program or other big-ticket military projects.