Login

Forgot your password?

REGISTER

Your first download is FREE.

Daily News

November 16, 2000

Nov. 16, 2000 -- The Army announced today that it has chosen the wheeled Light Armored Vehicle III, produced by GM Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems, as the new Interim Armored Vehicle that will support its medium-weight forces over at least the next decade.

The award will be worth $4 billion over six years if all options are exercised, the service said.

(950 words)

November 15, 2000

Nov. 15, 2000 -- A month after the bombing of the destroyer Cole, the Senate yesterday unanimously passed a bill crafted to improve the United States' ability to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks.

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), chairman of the Judiciary technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee, and Ranking Minority Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the bill on Oct. 12, the same day as the Cole bombing.

(385 words)

Nov. 15, 2000 -- If the United States moves ahead with a National Missile Defense system, the move will have a destabilizing effect on arms control agreements around the world and could trigger responses from foreign countries that increase the threat of missile attack against the United States, according to a new report issued by the Council for a Livable World.

(323 words)

Nov. 15, 2000 -- The United States should focus more attention and resources on the threats posed by asymmetric warfare, terrorism and other threats "more likely" to threaten the nation than two improbable major theater wars, a prominent senator said today, especially because terrorists will likely move toward the use of weapons of mass destruction in the future.

(701 words)

Nov. 15, 2000 -- Defense Secretary William Cohen leaves today for his last trip to the Middle East, a journey that will take him to nine countries in the Gulf region just a month after U.S. forces in the area were put on high alert following the bombing of the Navy destroyer Cole.

Cohen is likely to discuss the Cole and related security issues on the trip, which has been planned for months, a senior defense official told reporters Nov. 14. Cohen last visited the area in May.

(188 words)

Nov. 15, 2000 -- Raytheon will sell its optical systems business to BFGoodrich, both companies announced today.

"Raytheon will use proceeds from the sale to reduce its debt," the company said in a statement. While the amount of the sale was not disclosed, the optical systems business had sales of $152 million in 1999. The unit supplies systems for use in the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, Apache and SuperCobra attack helicopters, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

(162 words)

November 14, 2000

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(435 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(433 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(431 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(429 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(427 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(425 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(423 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(421 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(421 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(421 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office. In a report released today, GAO evaluates the readiness of early-deploying U.S. forces to operate in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment, focusing on three Army divisions, two Air Force fighter wings and one Marine Corps expeditionary force.

(421 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The Navy's Operational Test and Evaluation Command declared last Wednesday that the MV-22 Osprey is operationally effective and suitable and recommended approval for full-rate production, the Marine Corps announced today.

The Osprey's mechanism designed to fold the rotor blades and stow the wings -- which had experienced problems earlier this year during operational evaluation -- underwent testing Oct. 31 on a Navy vessel and service officials were pleased with the results, Inside the Navy first reported two weeks ago.

(642 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- Government officials should buy U.S. commercial satellite imagery more often because right now one of the nation's top intelligence collection and processing agencies is being "stretched thin," according to a new report by a congressionally appointed commission.

(863 words)

Nov. 14, 2000 -- The military services should require realistic chemical and biological defense training in exercises that adhere to "realistic wartime scenarios," according to the General Accounting Office.

(439 words)

Pages