Lawmakers Accuse John Young of Flaunting Law, Putting F-22A Program at Risk

By John Reed / November 19, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Members of the House Armed Services air land subcommittee today accused Pentagon acquisition chief John Young of flaunting the law and fostering an end to F-22A Raptor purchases by moving to purchase parts for only four jets instead of the congressionally mandated 20. Subcommittee chairman Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) today opened a hearing on the Pentagon's F-22A procurement plan by accusing Young, a witness, of committing an "almost a willful rejection of what you've been ordered to do." Abercrombie's remarks came...

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