An illustration of Boeing's combat-ready KC-7A7 family of tankers. Boeing and some defense analysts say Northrop Grumman is posturing to pressure the Pentagon for more favorable terms.
Illustration by Chuck Schroeder/The Boeing Co.
Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, says the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq could begin 60 days after the country's national elections. Just before a midnight deadline Sunday, Iraq's parliament approved an election law that clears the way for elections early next year, probably in late February.