The stopgap spending measure sustaining the Pentagon in lieu of an enacted Fiscal 2011 defense appropriations bill may make it difficult for the Air Force to award the full KC-X tanker award, said defense budget experts during a Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments-sponsored budget discussion in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2011. The stopgap measure, known as the continuing resolution, expires on March 4, 2011. The Pentagon leadership is urging Congress to complete a Fiscal 2011 spending bill, which would provide greater amounts of funding for the Air Force and the other services. Here, a KC-135, the tanker design that KC-X will replace, taxies at an undisclosed air base in Southwest Asia.
Air Force photo by SrA. Dierra Stokes
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