Washington is headed for a heated showdown on Capitol Hill over the Lockheed Martin-led F-22 Raptor after the House and a Senate defense committee tossed aside a veto threat from President Barack Obama last week over prolonging the program. The congressional earmarking, which culminated June 25, came as details also emerged over related efforts to sell the fighter to Japan. Japanese officials remain quietly adamant about needing the F-22’s supercruise, high-altitude and advanced radar ...


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