Vote Delay Keeps F-22 Alive, For Now

The Air Force doesn't want it. Defense Secretary Robert Gates refuses it. Even the F-22 Raptor fighter jet's maker, Lockheed Martin (LMT) isn't fighting for it. And President Barack Obama so dislikes the notion of buying more F-22s—and the waste he believes such spending represents—he's following Gates' recommendation and vowing to veto an entire military spending bill if members of Congress refuse to take it out.

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