Gates restores Air Force authority in...

Gates restores Air Force authority in tanker deal

There are 5 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Sep 16, 2009, titled Gates restores Air Force authority in tanker deal. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

In this May 30, 2008 file photo provided by the US Department of Defense, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates takes an aerial tour of the Island of Guam during a visit to Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.

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B Obama

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Sep 16, 2009
Buying foriegn weapons and vehicles for our military is rediculous. There are people from theses industries who are out of work, all so we can provide jobs forAirbus or Beretta.

One of the premier arms manufacturer, Winchester, is pretty much out of business. They made some of the worlds best firearms, and would be today if given a contract. Same with Smith and Wesson, Remington and Marlin. These industries have been beaten into the ground by the Democrats and unfairly taxed.

There should not be a case where the US military has to purchase foriegn weapons or equipment.

El Segundo, CA

#2 Sep 16, 2009
I agree, the US Military should only purchase weapons and equipment from US companies.

But...welcome to the New World Order.
Wake Up

Encinitas, CA

#3 Sep 16, 2009
Boeing uses overseas non-american contractors to build a lot of the products that U think are american made, and if not for the laws to stop Boeing, Lockheed or Northrop from exporting our technology to 3rd world countries and using these countries to build our most Secret weapons for the lease cost they would do it....
We Soon Foget

Encinitas, CA

#4 Sep 16, 2009
Boeing was caught cheating on thefirst tanker deal, Darlene D, Mike Sears and a host of other Boeing higher up were force to quit or went to jail, and then they out done by Northrop on the last tanker bidding because Boeing did not offer a good product and then cried foul when the lost the contract to Northrop ........

Sherman Oaks, CA

#5 Sep 17, 2009
Boeing is trying the old "best 2 out of 3, no wait, best 3 out of 5, no wait, best 5 out of 7 deal" in "winning" the new contract. They have proven that their management will cheat like heck or do anything to influence the awarding of the contract to themselves. Look at the way they continue to get orders for more un-needed C17s.

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