Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has finished drafting a proposed amendment to the fiscal 2003 defense authorization bill that would effectively block a potential lease the Air Force is negotiating for 100 Boeing 767 aerial refuelers, a congressional source told The DAILY May 8. The amendment, which McCain planned to present to the Senate Armed Services Committee as early as May 8, would ban the lease of a major weapon system for longer than a year, scuttling negotiations between the Air ...

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