U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington

 
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks during a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, July 9, 2008. Secretary Gates said on Wednesday he planned to reopen a $35 billion competition between Boeing Co and a team of Northrop Grumman Corp and Europe's EADS to build new aerial refueling tankers. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES) Donley