Provide an in-depth perspective on "The Iron Triangle Manifested: U.S. Air Force Tanker Lease 2001-2005 Case Study" by Shahnaz M. Punjani of the Nation Defense University. The case study itself investigated one of the most infamous procurement scandals of the post-Cold War era concerning the proposed lease of the KC-767 tanker aircraft.
Perspective on Case Study: The Iron Triangle Manifested
While using an operating lease to obtain an aircraft to replace the KC-135s may have seemed like a good idea because of limited budget and time constraints, I think that overall this was a poor decision on the Air Force's part. The avenues that were taken to allow this, such as the actions committed by Darlene Druyun and Dr. Roche, were unethical and poor business practices that made the decision to lease even more questionable.
From a final cost perspective, this practice does not make sense because the government would be paying almost the full amount (90%) of what the aircrafts would cost to own and yet the ...
This is an in-depth perspective on "The Iron Triangle Manifested: U.S. Air Force Tanker Lease 2001-2005 Case Study" by Shahnaz M. Punjani of the Nation Defense University.