The Pentagon is in the final stages of defining its new strategy in the long-running saga to replace U.S. Air Force KC-135 refuelers, while prospective competitor EADS is further closing the gap between it and rival Boeing. At the same time the tanker program claimed another casualty last week. Michael Sears, former Boeing chief financial officer, pleaded guilty to criminal wrongdoing, which was unearthed as part of a broader investigation into the then-proposed $23-billion lease of 100 ...

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