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Making a “Long Beach” Day: According to the Long Beach Press Telegram, House Appropriators on the defense subcommittee have added $100 million into the President’s war on terror supplemental funding request—specifically to sustain the Boeing C-17 program’s supply base. They want to ensure the supplier stay on board while Congress and the Pentagon wrangle over whether to build more than 180 C-17 airlifters. The addition still must face the full House and the Senate, but sentiment in both would seem to favor buying more of the new strategic airlifters.