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General Norton Schwartz and Secretary of Air Force Michael Donley Letter to Senator McCain opposing F-22 production
Norton A. Schwartz, General, USAF, Chief of Staff and Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force,
July 13, 2009 

Gates and Mullen: More F-22s Will Threaten Our National Defense
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen,
July 13, 2009 

President Obama's Letter Promising to Veto Bill with Additional F-22's
President Barack Obama, The White House
July 13, 2009 


POGO in the News

Sen. Warner: More F-22 pilots have concerns, Hugh LessigDaily Press, May 11, 2012 

Military Report finds large gaps in military whistleblower protection, Hugh, May 11, 2012 

Anti-Freeze in Pilots' Blood Baffles Air Force, Adam Clark EstesThe Atlantic, July 27, 2011 

Sources: Toxins in cockpit grounded F-22s, Dave MajumdarAir Force Times, July 25, 2011 

Pentagon cost-cutting drive faces uphill battle, By Andrea Shalal-Esa (Reuters), September 14, 2010 

House Reverses Itself, Votes To Kill F-22 Buy, By Wlliam MatthewsDefense News, July 31, 2009 

The F-22 Vote and the Future of Pentagon Spending, By William Hartung Talking Points Memo, July 28, 2009 

The Progress Report: A Victory For Sensible Defense, By Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Matt Corley, Benjamin Armbruster, Ian Millhiser and Nate CarlileThe Huffington Post; The Progress Report is the daily policy newsletter of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, July 22, 2009 

President wins on defense spending; With prodding, Senate halts order for F-22 jets, By Bryan BenderThe Boston Globe, July 22, 2009 

F-22 Gets Through House Committee, May Face Obstacle On Floor, By William Matthews , July 22, 2009 

F-22 funding cut to hurt North Berwick firm; Loss of fighter jet program endangers hundreds of local jobs, By Jason Claffey Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover,NH, July 22, 2009 

Key Vote Proves White House & Gates Serious About Reform, By James FallowsThe Atlantic Monthly/On-line, July 22, 2009 

F-22 Soars on Twitter After Senate Vote, By Noah Danger Room, July 21, 2009 

F-22 Vote Temporarily Set Aside As Obama Keeps Two Jet Issues On Veto List, By Emelie RutherfordDefense Daily, (By subscription only), July 16, 2009 

Defense Contractors Lobby for More F-22s; Obama Threatens Veto, By Sabil KapurHuffington Post, July 16, 2009 

F-22 Bill Stalls In Senate; Gates Aids Jet's Foes, By William MatthewsDefense, July 15, 2009 

Senate F-22 Foes Outnumbered But Still Fighting, By William MatthewsDefense News, July 14, 2009 

Obama's veto threat over F-22 divides Dems, By Roxana Tiron The, July 14, 2009 

Despite Obama, Senate Momentum Builds for Stealth Jets, By Noah ShachtmanWired/Danger Room, July 13, 2009 

A dog fight Obama seems bound to lose, By Bryan BenderBoston Globe, July 12, 2009 

Fighter jet program fuels tension between GOP Senators, By Roxanne TrionThe Hill, July 6, 2009 

An Era Begins Closing On F-22, By Bob O’HarrowThe Washington Post - Government Inc., April 14, 2009 

Arms plan has pain, some gain for N.E., By Bryan Bender and Todd Wallack The Boston Globe, April 7, 2009 

Why The Heat Is On Robert Gates Over The Pentagon's Big-Ticket Weapons, By Anna MulrineU.S. News & World Report (, March 25, 2009 

Defense Contractors Gird for Fight, By Spencer AckermanWashington Independent, March 5, 2009 

Military Contractors Await Details of Obama’s Budget, By Christopher DrewNew York Times/Business, February 27, 2009 

Fighter Jet or Fighter Job? , With Chris LawrenceCNN, February 26, 2009 

Raptor in dogfight for its future, By Ken Dilanian and Tom Vanden BrookUSA Today, February 25, 2009 

Critics say DoD spending more, getting less, By Antonie BoessenkoolArmy Times, February 20, 2009 

F-22 Raptor plagued by stealth maintenance woes, Congress Daily On-line, February 20, 2009 

Critics say DoD spending more, getting less, By Antonie BoessenkoolAir Force News, February 20, 2009 

Nonprofit raises issue with pick for intelligence, by Matthew CellaThe Washington Times, January 9, 2009 

Bailout Leaves Weapons Programs Up in the Air, By Richard BurnettOrlando Sentinel, December 1, 2008 

Edo director resigns amid conflict-of-interest charges, By James BernsteinNewsday, August 2, 2006 

Pentagon reviews conflict-of-interest accusation, By Andrea Shalal-EsaReuters, July 31, 2006