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1. F-22 In A Dogfight as Panetta Crimps Its Flight Envelope

(Web Page; Wed Dec 23 14:14:00 CST 2015)

You may have noticed that the Air Force's prized F-22 fighter - the crown jewel of American air dominance - has had some negative press lately. The bad news peaked Tuesday when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered flight restrictions o...

Description: You may have noticed that the Air Force's prized F-22 fighter - the crown jewel of American air dominance - has had some negative press lately.

2. What does an F-22 Cost?

(Web Page; Thu Apr 18 13:46:00 CDT 2013)

On Wednesday, March 25, 2009, an F-22 crashed near Edwards Air Force Base in California. Very sadly, the pilot was killed. The news articles surrounding this event contained some strange assertions about the cost of the F-22. The tragic ...

Description: The recent event of a tragic F-22 crash in California, killing the pilot, was exploited by some to disseminate some misinformation about the cost of F-22 fighters. Straus Military Reform Project Director Winslow Wheeler sets some of the facts straight in a commentary on the true price of the F-22.

3. What does an F-22 Cost?

(Web Page; Wed Jan 27 10:39:00 CST 2016)

On Wednesday, March 25, 2009, an F-22 crashed near Edwards Air Force Base in California. Very sadly, the pilot was killed. The news articles surrounding this event contained some strange assertions about the cost of the F-22. The tragic ...

Description: The recent event of a tragic F-22 crash in California, killing the pilot, was exploited by some to disseminate some misinformation about the cost of F-22 fighters. Straus Military Reform Project Director Winslow Wheeler sets some of the facts straight in a commentary on the true price of the F-22.

4. Gates Is Right on the F-22

(Web Page; Thu Apr 18 13:33:00 CDT 2013)

Next week the Senate will likely debate an amendment to strip out of the National Defense Authorization Bill 7 additional F-22 fighters—made (according to Lockheed) in 44 states. Almost universally seen as an extraordinary (but hug...

Description: Next week the Senate will likely debate an amendment to strip out of the National Defense Authorization Bill 7 additional F-22 fighters—made (according to Lockheed) in 44 states. Almost universally seen as an extraordinary (but hugely expensive) fighter, the F-22 has for too long had a free ride on its capability, as described by its advocates. In fact, it should be understood as a gigantic disappointment as a fighter, and because of it astronomical cost, it has helped to make our Air Force smaller, older, and less ready to fight—at greatly increased cost. A new piece in the July 6 issue of Politico addresses why the F-22 makes America weaker.

5. Gates Is Right on the F-22

(Web Page; Wed Jan 27 10:31:00 CST 2016)

Next week the Senate will likely debate an amendment to strip out of the National Defense Authorization Bill 7 additional F-22 fighters—made (according to Lockheed) in 44 states. Almost universally seen as an extraordinary (but hug...

Description: Next week the Senate will likely debate an amendment to strip out of the National Defense Authorization Bill 7 additional F-22 fighters—made (according to Lockheed) in 44 states. Almost universally seen as an extraordinary (but hugely expensive) fighter, the F-22 has for too long had a free ride on its capability, as described by its advocates. In fact, it should be understood as a gigantic disappointment as a fighter, and because of it astronomical cost, it has helped to make our Air Force smaller, older, and less ready to fight—at greatly increased cost. A new piece in the July 6 issue of Politico addresses why the F-22 makes America weaker.

6. Are the F-22's Problems Fixed?

(Web Page; Wed Dec 23 15:06:00 CST 2015)

I have spoken to several people who have been closely following the problem of the F-22's extremely serious physiological impact on its own pilots and ground crew. Not one of these people found Major General Charles Lyon's performance l...

Description: I have spoken to several people who have been closely following the problem of the F-22's extremely serious physiological impact on its own pilots and ground crew.

7. Are the F-22's Problems Fixed?

(Web Page; Wed Dec 23 15:08:00 CST 2015)

I have spoken to several people who have been closely following the problem of the F-22's extremely serious physiological impact on its own pilots and ground crew. Not one of these people found Major General Charles Lyon's performance l...

Description: I have spoken to several people who have been closely following the problem of the F-22's extremely serious physiological impact on its own pilots and ground crew.

8. The F-22: Expensive, Irrelevant and Counterproductive

(Web Page; Thu Apr 18 13:55:00 CDT 2013)

"The F-22: Expensive, irrelevant and counterproductive" was first published by the Fort Forth Star-Telegram on Jan. 27, 2008. The F-22: expensive, irrelevant and counterproductive By PIERRE SPREY, JAMES STEVENSON and WINSLOW WHEELER Sp...

Description: The F-22 is not just irrelevant to 21st century warfare, it is a step backwards—a big step, and in more ways than one. A new article by a combat aircraft designer (Pierre Sprey), an aviation author (James Stevenson), and Winslow Wheeler of the Straus Military Reform Project sprinkles a little rain on the F-22 parade in Washington and Texas.

9. The F-22: Expensive, Irrelevant and Counterproductive

(Web Page; Wed Jan 27 10:43:00 CST 2016)

"The F-22: Expensive, irrelevant and counterproductive" was first published by the Fort Forth Star-Telegram on Jan. 27, 2008. The F-22: expensive, irrelevant and counterproductive By PIERRE SPREY, JAMES STEVENSON and WINSLOW WHEELER Sp...

Description: The F-22 is not just irrelevant to 21st century warfare, it is a step backwards—a big step, and in more ways than one. A new article by a combat aircraft designer (Pierre Sprey), an aviation author (James Stevenson), and Winslow Wheeler of the Straus Military Reform Project sprinkles a little rain on the F-22 parade in Washington and Texas.

10. POGO Salutes Landmark F-22 Vote in Senate

(Web Page; Wed Sep 19 15:16:00 CDT 2012)

The Senate's historic bipartisan vote to eliminate funding for the F-22 is a game changer. This landmark vote marks the end of business as usual, and the beginning of real reform in Washington. We trust the House will support Secretary...

Description: The Senate's historic bipartisan vote to eliminate funding for the F-22 is a game changer.

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