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Canceling Lockheed F-35 Said to Be Among Pentagon Options

Canceling the $391.2 billion program to build Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter jet is among options the Pentagon listed in its “strategic review” of choices if forced to live with automatic budget cuts, according to people familiar with Defense Department briefings.

The F-35 was a program listed for potential elimination in charts at briefings held July 31 by the Defense Department, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing the closed-door sessions.