V-22 Redux

By Christopher J. Castelli / June 19, 2009 at 5:00 AM

Get ready for round two of the V-22 hearing involving the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Marine Corps officials.

On May 21, the panel's chairman, Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), accused the Pentagon of stonewalling his request for V-22 documents and vented his displeasure by abruptly ending the hearing after mere minutes, telling a three-star Marine general to return in two weeks. The Pentagon denied the accusation, insisting it was diligently working to provide the information.

It took a month to sort things out. But now the committee has rescheduled its V-22 Osprey hearing for the afternoon of Tuesday, June 23. The agenda, according to lawmakers, is the future of the V-22, including "costs, capabilities, and challenges.” Stay tuned.