U.S. lawmakers have begun the process of altering the Pentagon’s fiscal 2015 budget request, refusing to retire the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft or KC-10 refueling tanker and adding back money to purchase five EA-18G Growler aircraft and fund aircraft carrier refueling. The House Armed Services Committee will meet May 7 to formally debate the draft bill released by committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.). Before it becomes law it will have to pass in the committee and be ...


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