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Pentagon Puts Boeing Tanker Deal on Hold

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Pentagon Puts Boeing Tanker Deal on Hold

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Pentagon Puts Boeing Tanker Deal on Hold

Pentagon Puts Boeing Tanker Deal on Hold

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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld delays a decision on how to acquire new mid-air refueling tankers for the Air Force. A proposed plan would have involved leasing the tankers, rather than buying them. Critics called that deal a sweetheart arrangement for Boeing. NPR's Peter Overby reports.