The Obama Administration in a June 24, 2009 statement of administration policy threatened to veto the 2010 defense authorization bill if the final measure still includes additional F-22 Raptors above the 187 aircraft program of record. Key lawmakers believe there is strong Congressional support to add 20 Raptors. Here, two F-22A Raptors deployed from the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, to Anderson AFB, Guam, fly above the Pacific island July 20, 2008.
US Air Force photo by A1C Courtney Witt
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