F-35 Lightning II demonstration team members sprint to their positions during the ground show at the Defenders of Liberty Air & Space Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 17, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)
That $2.6 trillion stimulus was one heck of a holiday bonus to defense contractors

This is what happens when lawmakers cram annual Pentagon funding into a politically charged package on a deadline.