Lots of news and commentary today as this issue heats up.
First, retired Admiral Paul Roher argues “Don’t Outsource U.S. National security To The French.”
Jed Babbin also weighs in against the deal:
My reluctant conclusion is that the Air Force’s decision is profoundly wrong. I base it on two facts: first, the warfighters need a tanker that isn’t so big and heavy that it is unable to deploy on many of the world’s airfields; and second, the Air Force is taking an unreasonably high risk on the NG- EADS aircraft.
And Airbus asserts its plane could refuel the V-22 Osprey, counter to what Boeing’s mark McGraw told me last week.