Air Combat Command boss Gen. John Corley believes that having only 187 F-22 Raptors represents a "high risk" under current national military strategy. He gave this unvarnished assessment in a June 9, 2009 written response to a June 8, 2009 letter from Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), asking for his "personal and/or professional" assessment. Corley said ACC stands by a requirement for 381 Raptors. Here, he visits airmen at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, Dec. 4, 2008.
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