Round and round the mulberry bush
The monkey chased the weasel
I'm surprised anything ever actually happens under the American system. No wonder they're losing ground to the Chinese. The Chinese make their decisions concisely and efficiently, instead of letting them be decided by irrelevant "authorities" like the courts. The court room is hardly the place to negotiate requirements for a contract of this scope.
So far, the only ones making bank are the lawyers - and the taxpayers are paying the tab for them. :(