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Senate Cuts F-22 Construction

Take that, military-industrial complex: “President Obama won a crucial victory on Tuesday when the Senate voted to strip out $1.75 billion in financing for seven more F-22 jet fighters from a military authorization bill,” according to The New York Times. Obama had repeatedly threatened to veto the $679.8 billion bill if it included funding for the planes. The Senate spared him by passing the cut 58-40. “The F-22, the world’s most advanced fighter, has been a flashpoint in a battle over the administration’s push to shift more of the Pentagon’s resources away from conventional warfare projects, like the F-22, to provide more money for fighting insurgencies,” The Times notes.

July 22, 2009 2:07 AM