Boeing Challenges US Air Force Contract

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Boeing has formally challenged the $40 billion Air Force contract awarded to a team that includes including Boeing's rival in Europe, the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, maker of Airbus. That's created an uproar in Washington and around the country over jobs and national security. Boeing was expected to get the deal, and it has taken the highly unusual step of challenging the award. What does it mean for American jobs and national security? Did Boeing just blow it? What was the role of John McCain?  

Credits

Guests:
James Wallace - Reporter, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Winslow Wheeler - Center for Defense Information, James McAleese - Defense Consultant, McAleese & Associates

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal