Boeing-Northrop Battle Hits the Conventions

By Keith Epstein Beneath the seeming unity of a convention and presidential campaign, of course, lurk varying objectives that can split even the most aligned of forces. One example that the presidential candidates may soon have to contend with is the long-running, almost soap-operatic drama surrounding the selection of a badly needed new fleet of refueling aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, a $35 billion contract mired for years in politicking, indecision, re-decision, and corruption.

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