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(Web Page; Wed Dec 23 14:14:00 CST 2015)
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.
(Web Page; Wed Jan 27 10:39:00 CST 2016)
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.
(Web Page; Wed Jan 27 10:31:00 CST 2016)
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.
(Web Page; Wed Dec 23 15:08:00 CST 2015)
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.
(Web Page; Wed Jan 27 10:43:00 CST 2016)
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.
(Web Page; Wed Sep 19 15:16:00 CDT 2012)
Description: The Senate's historic bipartisan vote to eliminate funding for the F-22 is a game changer.
(Web Page; Wed Sep 19 13:40:00 CDT 2012)
Description: Vote Yes on Levin-McCain Amendment to Strip F-22s; Adding F-22s is Choosing Corrupt System Over National Security
(Web Page; Thu Nov 08 12:47:00 CST 2012)
Description: A report criticizing the F-22 aircraft by legendary aircraft designer and retired Air Force Col. Everest E. Riccioni
(Web Page; Wed Jan 27 10:50:00 CST 2016)
Description: Ward Carroll at Military.com interviewed “fighter mafia” leader Pierre Sprey, aviation author James Stevenson, and Straus Military Reform Project Director Winslow Wheeler on the Air Force’s F-22. The interview helps explain why America is no longer designing and building first class fighter aircraft and what is more generally wrong with the Pentagon’s slow, ineffectual, and yet expensive acquisition system. A link to the audio podcast is made available.
(Web Page; Wed Jan 27 10:37:00 CST 2016)
Description: This is the first part of a commentary series on the F-22, presented by Straus Military Reform Project Director Winslow Wheeler.