Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) says the Air Force should replace its structurally unsafe F-15s … with more F-15s. Bond says that makes more sense than buying the new but more expensive F-22s.

F-15s are built in St. Louis and although the Air Force has stopped buying them and is replacing them with the F-22, they’re still being built for Air Forces in other countries.

The Air Force has grounded about 40 percent of its older model F-15s since one broke in half on a training mission over Dent County last year.