At the Military Aviation Museum in the heart of tactical aviation country in Virginia Beach, Va., Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a Virginia television station Sept. 8 that if he were elected president, he’d add more fifth-generation F-22 Raptor jets. But not even all of the F-22’s allies on Capitol Hill immediately agreed that is the right course to take. Then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates ended production of the F-22 in 2009, in part to preserve the U.S. ...

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