More of this please.
Mr Gates said the F-35 programme had been plagued by problems and failed to hit performance targets.
He also said Lockheed Martin, the US firm making the jet, would not receive $614m in performance-related payouts.
The Pentagon wants the F-35 to replace most of its ageing fighter jets.
There are probably tons of military programs that need to be cut and/or infused with new leadership.