Boeing Backers Fight to Save Tanker Deal The Pentagon's inspector general is expected to release a report highly critical of the Air Force's plan to lease -- rather than buy -- a fleet of mid-air refueling tankers from Boeing. Sources say the report will recommend the procurement process start over. But some Capitol Hill lawmakers are fighting to keep the contract with Boeing -- and the jobs it generates in the United States. Hear NPR's Peter Overby.
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Boeing Backers Fight to Save Tanker Deal

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Boeing Backers Fight to Save Tanker Deal

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The Pentagon's inspector general is expected to release a report highly critical of the Air Force's plan to lease — rather than buy — a fleet of mid-air refueling tankers from Boeing. Sources say the report will recommend the procurement process start over. But some Capitol Hill lawmakers are fighting to keep the contract with Boeing — and the jobs it generates in the United States. Hear NPR's Peter Overby.