Turbulent Flight for the C-5B

In a fierce lobbying war, Lockheed shoots down a tough rival

Each morning in his office at the Pentagon, the Air Force general and his allies mapped out their strike plan. The target was not an enemy capital but Capitol Hill, and the battle was over which firm would land a multibillion-dollar contract for military cargo planes. The allies in this case were Lockheed executives working in tandem with the Pentagon to sell Congress the C-5B over its rival, Boeing's 747. In one of the fiercest and, some say, most shameless lobbying battles Congress has...

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