After more than 50 years as the military’s gas station in the sky — and a decade of attempts to replace it — the KC-135 is showing its age…
The tanker planes were built in the late ’50s and early ’60s and were supposed to fly for 20 years. The failure to replace the fleet of 450 planes reveals much of what’s wrong with how the military buys weapons.
What? There’s something wrong with how the military buys weapons? Why hasn’t someone mentioned this before?!?
The Bush administration basically “punted” this issue to the new one. Let’s see if anything happens.