Accession Number : ADA577540


Title :   The Iron Triangle Manifested: U.S. Air Force Tanker Lease 2001-2005 Case Study


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE OF THE ARMED FORCES


Personal Author(s) : Punjani, Shahnaz M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a577540.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : The proposed lease of the KC-767 tanker aircraft was one of the most infamous procurement scandals of the post-Cold War era. Interactions within the military-industrial-congressional complex led to legislation permitting the Air Force to lease tankers from Boeing using an operating lease rather than standard procurement. Following the outcry from Congress, industry, the media, and numerous watchdog groups, Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) launched a wave of investigations and hearings. During the lease debate, participants reached a number of compromises documented in congressional legislation. However, this was not sufficient to continue the lease process. After nearly 4 years, Congress cancelled the tanker lease and directed the Air Force to pursue a traditional procurement approach.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *LEASING , *TANKER AIRCRAFT , AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , CASE STUDIES , CONGRESS , COSTS , REFUELING IN FLIGHT


Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE