http://www.stripes.com/news/general...parks-concerns-over-protected-speech-1.325471 This seems like a remarkably stupid thing for a Major General to say to an audience whatever the circumstances. Not only is it inaccurate (it surely isn't in any definition of treason) but it sends the message that the Air Force wants the F35 at any cost and will squash anyone in its ranks who might disagree. But going to this extreme to muzzle their people also gives the appearance that there is information about abandoning the A10 in favor of the F35 that could undermine the message that it is worth $200 million/ copy. Calling Gen Post's comments hyperbole seems like an understatement- "really stupid" would be more accurate. "WASHINGTON — Maj. Gen. James Post raised eyebrows this month when he warned fellow airmen in Nevada that talking to Congress about the embattled A-10 Thunderbolt could qualify as treason. “If anyone accuses me of saying this, I will deny it … anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason,” Post told an audience of officers at Nellis Air Force Base according to the military blog John Q. Public...."