USA: Spy-Plane Dispute May Cancel $27m Black Beret Deal
The embittered argument between the US and China over the crashed US spy-plane has cast a shadow over a $27m deal with Chinese manufacturers for US army black berets. A news conference was due on Wednesday to announce that the Defence Department had studied the congressional demands that US firms should complete the beret order and that it had decided that the Defence Acquisition Agency had not violated rules in giving contracts to businesses in China.
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