Sale of F-35s to Turkey in Trouble, Dunford Confirms

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said Thursday that it will be difficult to proceed with the sale and delivery of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Turkey given Turkey’s insistence on acquiring a Russian system designed to shoot them down.

“It’s a tough issue,” Dunford said, and the U.S. “would have a hard time” justifying the F-35 sale to a nation that has Russia’s S-400 advanced anti-air system.