Alaska’s Senators failed to block cuts to the F-22 Raptor fighter jet program on Tuesday. On a vote of 58 to 40, the Senate approved a move to cut funding for seven F-22s. President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates did not want the additional fighters – and said defense money could be better spent elsewhere. The jets would have come with a price tag of $1.75 billion.
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC
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