Retired Gen. Richard Hawley, former Air Combat Command boss, told Senators April 29, 2009, that it would be "prudent" to wait for threat-based analysis to inform the just-commenced Quadrennial Defense Review before stopping production of the Air Force's new air dominance fighter, the F-22 Raptor, at just 187 aircraft, which he termed a "high-risk" number for current national strategies. Here, two Raptors fly over the Pacific Ocean during a theater security mission March 9, 2009. The Raptors are deployed from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska to Andersen AFB, Guam.
US Air Force photo/ MSgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
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