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Marines to Delay Combat-Readiness Target for F-35 Jet

The U.S. Marine Corps will scrap a December 2012 target to have its version of the Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ready for combat and isn’t setting a new date, the service’s commandant said.

“I’m really not wringing my hands over that,” General James Amos told reporters today at the Pentagon. “It will be when it will be.”