President Bill Clinton expressed his relief at the release of the three U.S. soldiers captured by Serb forces in Macedonia.
On the heels of a review by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Technology Jacques Gansler, the Navy has formed a team to draw up a new program strategy that will reflect both Gansler's requests and a recent Pentagon decision to select either the Navy's or Army's system as the lead upper-tier theater missile defense program.
Report is part of a series of regional reports requested by Defense Secretary William Perry in the wake of the end of the Cold War.
John Lauder, special assistant to the director of central intelligence for nonproliferation, gave an unclassified statement to the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
The House Government Reform national security, veterans affairs and international relations Subcommittee held a second hearing on the DOD anthrax vaccination program. Includes the statements of: Kwai Chan of the GAO; Katherine Zoon of the FDA; Brig. Gen. Eddie Cain, joint program manager for biological defense; Robert Myers of BioPort Corporation; physician Meryl Nass; and David Churchill, Michael Shepard, Roberta Groll and Randi Martin-Allaire of the Air National Guard.
The House Government Reform national security, veterans affairs and international relations Subcommittee heard testimony on the DOD anthrax vaccine program. Includes the statements of Dr. Sue Bailey, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs; Air Force Reserve Col. Redmond H. Handy; Lorene Greenleaf; Army Private First Class Stephen M. Lundbom; Mark Zaid, executive director of the James Madison Project; and Air Force Captain Thomas L. Rempfer.
"Into the 21st Century: A Strategy for Affordability" outlines the goals of the Defense Systems Affordability Council to develop and guide the implementation of an integrated DOD strategy for better, faster, cheaper modernization.
Report presents DOD's assessment of the relative contributions toward common defense and mutual security made by the United States' NATO allies; Japan and South Korea; and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Inspector General reviews the flying hour program for the C-9A aeromedical evacuation aircraft.
The Inspector General evaluated whether DOD had made progress in improving the accuracy and reliability of Y2K quarterly reports submitted to the Office of Management & Budget.
Report claims that "closing military bases are becoming engines of local economic renewal all across the country."
Capt. Mike Doubleday, Maj. Gen. Chuck Wald, J-5 and Brig. Gen. Leroy Barnidge Jr., 509th Bomber Wing participated in the briefing. Also includes briefing slides on the weather, level of effort, refugees, Operation Sustain Hope, Camp Hope and the Fort Dix Concept of Operations for Refugee Reception.
Rep. John Duncan cites the recent loss of an $800 million Air Force communications satellite and calls for better accountability in government.
Rep. Cliff Stearns claims the Clinton administration has "created a national security emergency" by not in his eyes adequately funding the military.
Includes floor statements by Reps. Herbert Bateman, Randy Cunningham, Thomas Ewing, Scott McInnis, Ron Paul, Brad Sherman and James Talent.
A Y2K Task Force "conducted the evaluation on systems used to deploy forces in support of a major theater war in the Pacific to ensure that they were free from the effects of the Y2K computer problem. It involved 11 separate organizations spanning the Pacific from Hawaii to Alaska, Japan and Korea."
Sen. Robert Bennett asks Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre not to withdraw U.S. support for the Russian-American Observational Satellite (RAMOS).
The report provides summaries of OSD assessments of program execution status and other issues.
Jacques Gansler, under secretary of defense for acquisition & technology, approves the continuation of the risk-reduction phase of the Navy's Theater Wide missile defense program and a set of conditions the program must meet before it can enter engineering & manufacturing development.
The report, submitted in response to the FY-99 Appropriations Bill, addresses Taiwan's ability to defend against current and emerging mainland Chinese military capabilities.
Report chronicles the meetings held on April 30-May 1 between U.S. and Russian lawmakers in Vienna, Austria.
The report outlines the reasons why recruits join the Air Force.
U.S. European Command statement on the crash that killed two Army soldiers.
The General Accounting Office found that Air Force management actions have created spare parts shortages and operational problems.
The Senate Foreign Relations European affairs Subcommittee heard testimony from Stephen Larrabee of RAND Corp., Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Marc Grossman, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Franklin D. Kramer, and Sen. John Kyl.
Rep. Darlene Hooley wants to make sure that export control laws do not unnecessarily hinder the development of the U.S. high-technology industry.
The Senate rejected Joint Resolution 20, sponsored by Sen. John McCain, by a vote of 78-22. The legislation would have given the president blanket authority to use whatever force he deems necessary to resolve the Kosovo conflict.
Press conference by outgoing chairman of the North Atlantic Council's Military Committee, Gen. Klaus Naumann. The committee is made up of the top military leaders of each of the alliance's 19 nations.
Includes briefing slides on the weather, level of effort, lines of communication, operational tempo, refugees and Day 41 of the campaign.
Clinton made his remarks before leaving for Europe.
Report provides an overview of options for establishing TMD systems in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Inspector General found that the Seawolf-class submarine's combat system "was appropriately certified as year 2000 compliant for both software and hardware in December 1998."
The "backgrounder" briefing was conducted by NATO Spokesman Jamie Shea.