Retired Gen. Merrill McPeak, 14th Air Force Chief of Staff and the national co-chair of President Obama’s successful White House campaign, is still speaking out in defense of buying more F-22 fighters, arguing in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece Aug. 9, 2009, that capping F-22 production “at just 187 planes” is “well short of establishing the fleet size we need.” Here, F-22s from the 3rd Wing at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, taxi down the runway in preparation for a mission during the Red Flag-Alaska training exercise, July 27, 2009.
Air Force photo by SrA. Laura Turner
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