U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates this afternoon unveiled a dramatic restructuring of the Pentagon’s acquisition portfolio, essentially killing or significantly delaying F-22 Raptors, the Transformational Satellite, the combat search and rescue replacement helicopter (CSAR-X), the Next-Generation Bomber and even more C-17 airlifters. At the same time, the secretary proposed to boost military personnel spending, as well as bolster the government’s acquisition work force, while investing ...

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