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The Nation

Two major defense contractors, General Dynamics Corp. and Westinghouse Electric Corp., denied that they had conspired to bilk the Air Force on a high-priced tool contract, and two Air Force generals agreed the firms had followed proper procedures. Moreover, the Air Force officers defended their contracting procedures before a House subcommittee, noting they had cut the proposed contract price for the tools in half--from roughly $1.7 million to $835,000.


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