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August 02, 2000

Aug. 2, 2000 -- The Army disclosed today that its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile system successfully destroyed two cruise missile targets late last month. The first test, which was well publicized, was held July 22. The second was conducted last Friday (July 28) but was not announced until today. In a statement, the program executive office for air and missile defense said the test missile "successfully intercepted and destroyed a cruise missile surrogate target" at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

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August 01, 2000

Aug. 1, 2000 -- The Federation of American Scientists, an organization formed by Manhattan Project scientists in 1945, has asked a federal court to grant Wen Ho Lee's motion for bail and release from prison.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- A joint Defense and Energy Department committee has told Congress it is on track to implement a formally integrated chemical and biological defense program by early 2001.

The Counterproliferation Program Review Committee has been working since 1998 to coordinate DOE and DOD efforts to combat a chemical and biological threats on the battlefield and on U.S. soil.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- Fresh off the successful first phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise that examined what elements are needed for a complete single integrated air picture, missile defense operators from all the military services are preparing for the second phase of the Joint Theater Missile Defense war game next month, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- Fresh off the successful first phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise that examined what elements are needed for a complete single integrated air picture, missile defense operators from all the military services are preparing for the second phase of the Joint Theater Missile Defense war game next month, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- Fresh off the successful first phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise that examined what elements are needed for a complete single integrated air picture, missile defense operators from all the military services are preparing for the second phase of the Joint Theater Missile Defense war game next month, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com. The Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization is examining the data collected from the first phase, which took place from July 17 to 21.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- Fresh off the successful first phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise that examined what elements are needed for a complete single integrated air picture, missile defense operators from all the military services are preparing for the second phase of the Joint Theater Missile Defense war game next month, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com. The Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization is examining the data collected from the first phase, which took place from July 17 to 21.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- Fresh off the successful first phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise that examined what elements are needed for a complete single integrated air picture, missile defense operators from all the military services are preparing for the second phase of the Joint Theater Missile Defense war game next month, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com. The Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization is examining the data collected from the first phase, which took place from July 17 to 21.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- Fresh off the successful first phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise that examined what elements are needed for a complete single integrated air picture, missile defense operators from all the military services are preparing for the second phase of the Joint Theater Missile Defense war game next month, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com. The Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization is examining the data collected from the first phase, which took place from July 17 to 21.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- Fresh off the successful first phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise that examined what elements are needed for a complete single integrated air picture, missile defense operators from all the military services are preparing for the second phase of the Joint Theater Missile Defense war game next month, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com. The Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization is examining the data collected from the first phase, which took place from July 17 to 21.

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Aug. 1, 2000 -- Fresh off the successful first phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise that examined what elements are needed for a complete single integrated air picture, missile defense operators from all the military services are preparing for the second phase of the Joint Theater Missile Defense war game next month, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com. The Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization is examining the data collected from the first phase, which took place from July 17 to 21.

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July 31, 2000

July 31, 2000 -- The National Security Agency named retired Army Maj. Gen. Harry Gatanas its first senior acquisition executive today.

Working directly under Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden, director of the NSA, Gatanas will "integrate and unify the management processes" for NSA acquisitions and "monitor" implementation-related policies and practices, according to an NSA statement.

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July 28, 2000

July 28, 2000 -- The General Accounting Office is recommending the Army reevaluate its buy of an improved version of the Patriot missile now that the program has seen a 77 percent price increase while the overall number of missiles bought has dropped, according to a report released today.

GAO prepared the report for House Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-CA), and sent it to him on June 29.

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July 28, 2000 -- Due to a delay in developing a key component of an infrared countermeasures suite, Army helicopters will remain vulnerable to ground-launched missiles for at least five more years, according to a General Accounting Office report released yesterday.

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July 27, 2000

July 27, 2000 -- The Senate passed a $288 billion defense appropriations conference report this afternoon by a 90-10 vote, which will now be sent to President Clinton for his signature. Last week the House also approved the report by a vote of 367-58.

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July 27, 2000 -- An internal investigation into an April 8 fatal crash of a V-22 aircraft has determined the pilot of the Osprey erred in his handling of the aircraft, causing it to plummet to the ground killing all 19 Marines on board, the Marine Corps' senior aviation official said today.

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July 26, 2000

July 26, 2000 -- Concerned that making a decision to deploy the National Missile Defense system by the end of the summer "would imperil, not improve our national security," 31 Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Clinton today urging him to defer the decision to the next administration.

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July 26, 2000 -- A panel of classification experts told a Senate committee today they agree on the need for some order to the chaos surrounding what national security documents should be declassified and when.

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July 26, 2000 -- The Air Force yesterday awarded TASC Inc., a Litton Industries subsidiary, a $284 million Distributed Mission Training-Operations and Integration contract to develop a worldwide network of simulated flight training systems.

The Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson AFB awarded the five-year ID/IQ contract that allows Litton TASC to be part of a mission training team that will help join together the Air Force's array of aircraft training simulators.

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July 26, 2000 -- A senior Democrat grilled the administration's choice for the Pentagon's next inspector general today, saying he had been too lenient in his treatment of personnel who were found to have committed crimes.

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