Senate Votes to Kill F-22 Fighter Program

It was never just about the F-22 fighter jet. The Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and President Barack Obama have won a significant symbolic and strategic victory that could help shape the direction of U.S. military policy and procurement in the years that will follow the July 21 Senate vote to halt production of Lockheed Martin's (LMT) missile-eluding Raptor fighter jet.

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