America's Hottest Export

Discussion in 'Politics' started by RCG Trader, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. FORTUNE -- This time last year, Boeing's F-15 production line, which is housed in a beige, dreary building on the outskirts of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, was on the verge of shutting down. The F-15 is an old jet, first designed in the 1970s to outmaneuver Soviet MiGs. It has long been surpassed by more advanced rivals, and the U.S. military hasn't bought a new one since 2001. When production slowed to a trickle a few years ago, a pair of orders from Korea and Singapore kept the line alive, barely, and it has been churning out about one F-15 a month since then. Local politicians fretted that Boeing would have to close the production line, eliminating hundreds of jobs and delivering a blow to the struggling regional economy.

    Now, Neo-cons, when I was but a babe, I had someone say this to me: "America is the biggest bunch a gun runners in tha world".

    Are you going to denounce Fortune Mag as a liberal rag?