U.S. Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz, the chief of staff, says more stealthy F-22s are needed – though fewer than the 381 requirement touted by the service in recent years – yet he has stopped short of identifying how many more. “We looked at this in a dispassionate and analytical way” and produced a number that “I feel is credible,” Schwartz said during a Defense Writers’ Group breakfast Feb. 17 in Washington. The general said he would not release his new number until presenting it to ...


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