Today's Reading Assignment
The Wall Street Journal weighs in on the Air Force's recent tanker contract decision, and the defense "patriots" who have risen in support of Boeing and its losing bid.
As the Journal observes, it's the Pentagon's job to protect taxpayers, not a defense firm that screwed up the original 2004 tanker deal--through its own misconduct. Rebidding the aircraft contract--and the selection process--took another four years to complete. Meanwhile, our tanker fleet isn't getting any younger.