The Pentagon's long-awaited study on future airborne refueling alternatives could surface any day, and it is expected to support buying a larger, multirole tanker. This would bolster a controversial decision to cap C-17 production and effectively shut down the Boeing airlifter's line. To soften the blow, Pentagon officials hint that they are considering concepts for a future transport program that could deliver cargo to the battlefield more stealthily and thereby better support ...

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