Despite continuing arguments over whether plans for a U.S. Air Force buy of commercial wide-body aircraft divert money from ``real'' airlifters and leased bulk cargo capacity or cost-effectively complement the current fleet, many top USAF officials privately believe a buy of some Non-Developmental Airlift Aircraft is inevitable because of political momentum. November is when the Defense Acquisition Board will meet to talk over its Milestone 3 decision on McDonnell Douglas' C-17 ...

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