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September 26, 2000

Sept. 26, 2000 -- Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry Shelton and the service chiefs will appear tomorrow before the Senate and House Armed Services Committees in separate hearings to address the readiness of U.S. forces in the midst of a tight presidential race.

Earlier this month, Defense Secretary William Cohen advised the service chiefs and commanders-in-chief around the world to "play it straight" and "down the middle" on the readiness issue, especially since the presidential campaign has focused heavily on the military's state of readiness.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter. In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing. "Congress is the wrong place to investigate.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter.

In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter.

In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter. In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter. In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing. "Congress is the wrong place to investigate.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter. In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing. "Congress is the wrong place to investigate.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter. In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing. "Congress is the wrong place to investigate.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter. In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing. "Congress is the wrong place to investigate.

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Sept. 26, 2000 -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today asked U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno to order an independent investigation of the Wen Ho Lee case and urged his colleagues to call off the remaining congressional hearings on the matter. In a letter to Reno and at a hearing today, Schumer said Congress is not the proper forum to discuss sensitive information regarding national security issues while the case is ongoing. "Congress is the wrong place to investigate.

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September 25, 2000

Sept. 25, 2000 -- Israel has requested permission to purchase 14 Beech King Air B200CT/T fixed-wing aircraft for combat service support missions, the Defense Department announced Friday.

The "non-major defense equipment" request also involves engines, spare parts, engineering support and other work, according to DOD. The total value of the contract is estimated at $125 million.

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Sept. 25, 2000 -- The second phase of a theater missile defense simulation exercise examining what elements are needed for a complete, single integrated air picture begins today and will continue through the end of the week, a Joint Staff official told InsideDefense.com.

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Sept. 25, 2000 -- Boeing flew its Joint Strike Fighter demonstrator for the second time Saturday, five days after its first flight. The flight had been delayed two days due to high winds.

Boeing test pilot Fred Knox flew the X-32A aircraft for 50 minutes, a half hour longer than the first flight. The demonstrator flew to an altitude of 10,000 feet at 200 miles per hour.

A minor hydraulic leak in the aircraft cut short the first flight, but a Boeing spokesman told InsideDefense.com the "seal that had bulged out" was fixed in 15 minutes.

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September 22, 2000

Sept. 22, 2000 -- The American Shipbuilding Association this week protested legislation proposed by a top Pentagon office that would allow the defense secretary to waive U.S. laws requiring that certain Navy ships be built in the United States.

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Sept. 22, 2000 -- The Central Intelligence Agency's point man for monitoring ballistic missile proliferation acknowledged yesterday that diverging opinions have emerged this year within the intelligence community on Iran's ability to flight test a long-range ballistic missile by 2005.

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Sept. 22, 2000 -- Tensions on the Korean peninsula are likely to remain high for the foreseeable future despite recent indications that relations between North and South Korea may be thawing, according to a new Pentagon report to Congress.

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Sept. 22, 2000 -- The House of Representatives yesterday approved a conference report on legislation that would authorize $7.7 billion to fund training for foreign military personnel.

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September 21, 2000

Sept. 21, 2000 -- The Navy announced yesterday that it has awarded the advertising firm of Campbell-Ewald a $330 million contract for recruiting-related ads.

Campbell-Ewald, based in Detroit, "brings a great diversity of talent and professional expertise," said Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, chief of naval personnel, in a Defense Department statement.

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Sept. 21, 2000 -- A Predator unmanned aerial vehicle was destroyed last week when it crashed during a preliminary test in support of the Air Force's effort to weaponize the system, sources said.

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Sept. 21, 2000 -- Key military officials from three of the four services told a congressional panel today they largely agree with a recently released Congressional Budget Office report that pegs the estimated procurement cost of maintaining a "steady" force at about $90 billion annually.

However, Army Lt. Gen. Larry Ellis, deputy chief of staff for operations and plans, said his service's procurement request for fiscal year 2001 is underfunded by $5 billion, not the $15 billion suggested in the CBO report.

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