Reuters has this report that the FY2011 defense budget once again proposes chopping the Boeing C-17 from procurement.
The C-17 has been cut from several successive budgets, with Boeing and its supporters able to override this in Congressional earmarks.
We believe the Pentagon is in error for its repeated attempts to cut the C-17 procurement. With two wars and now the Haitian humanitarian effort straining the C-17 fleet, it is inevitable that more of these aircraft will be needed sooner than later. We support continued effort on the part of Boeing to maintain this production line and sell this aircraft to the USAF.