The White House is threatening to veto the Fiscal 2008 defense authorization bill if "Buy American" language in the House-passed version of the bill isn't removed. If enacted, analysts say, the language in Section 804 of the bill could make it very difficult for the U.S. Air Force to buy Airbus refueling tankers from Northrop/EADS. Specifically, it bars the Defense Dept. from entering into a procurement contract with a company that gets subsidies from a foreign government--a ...

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