“The worst helicopter crash in four years killed nine people bringing NATO fatalities in Afghanistan in 2010 to 529 and making it the most deadly year since the war that began in 2001.” “Pentagon officials said most of the dead were Americans.” (N.Y. Times, 9/22/10)
The helicopter crash and the number of dead American soldiers brings home the terrible toll the Afghan War is having on our young people and the cost of the war. This event in Afghanistan along with the Air Force wanting to develop the most costly weapon system by the Defense Department is one more piece of evidence why we must STOP the F-35 from coming to Vermont. We need to diminish our war fighting capability rather than increasing costly, polluting and destructive weapon systems.
Author: Roger Bourassa