After days of debate, lawmakers passed a fiscal 2015 spending bill that again weighs in on the back-and-forth over the U.S. Air Force U-2 surveillance aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk. Last year, the Pentagon asked Congress to begin retiring the U-2 and moving toward the unmanned Global Hawk. But a $1.1 trillion government spending bill that Congress passed Dec. 13 before leaving for a holiday break will block, at least temporarily, the fleet’s divestiture. President Barack Obama has ...

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