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After Bold Rhetoric, House Leaves Tanker Decision to Pentagon Brass

After a great deal of talk about requiring the US Air Force to buy new tanker aircraft from both Boeing and Northrop Grumman/EADS, the House Appropriations Committee version of the defense bill appears to encourage but not require it:

Analyzing the panel’s wording is crucial, according to several analysts, and that is just what Pentagon officials will do when a final spending bill is hammered out later this year.

The report language is laden with words and phrases such as “option” and “the committee believes” and “one or more contracts.”

The military is required to decide whether or not to split the buy by October 1st.


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