Pentagon to Retire B-52s, U-2s, and F-117s in Bid to Save $2.6 Billion (corrected)

By Jason Sherman, Dan Dupont / January 9, 2006 at 5:00 AM
Editor's note: The original version of this story, published Jan. 9, erroneously reported that program budget decision No. 720 cuts a total of $16.4 billion from B-52, U-2, and F-117 accounts. The correct total is $2.6 billion. The reporting error was the result of misinterpreting the PBD's end-strength reductions as dollar amounts. regrets the error and has reprinted the story in full, with correct numbers, below. The Defense Department plans to accelerate retirement of key Air Force aircraft, including...

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