John Liang

John Liang is managing editor of InsideDefense and Inside Missile Defense. He has been with the IWP Defense Group since 1997. He holds a master's degree in international policy studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a bachelor's degree in languages from Georgetown University.

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Daily News | May 26, 2000

The Air Force has awarded TRW a $284.7 million contract to set up and operate a networked, real-time distributed flight training system, the company announced yesterday.

Daily News | May 18, 2000

The Air Force's Electronic Systems Center has awarded a $26 million initial production order to Raytheon to build the first 11 Digital Airport Surveillance Radars, the company announced yesterday.

Daily News | May 4, 2000

President Clinton has nominated James Sheaks for the new position of assistant secretary of state for verification and compliance, the White House announced today.

Daily News | May 2, 2000

The Navy last Saturday conducted two successful test flights of the Trident II D5 submarine launched ballistic missile, Lockheed Martin said in a statement released today.

Daily News | April 27, 2000

Lockheed Martin has agreed to sell its Control Systems business unit to British Aerospace (BAE Systems) for $510 million, BAE announced today.

Daily News | April 26, 2000

The Russian Duma's decision to use ratification of the START II Treaty as a tool to force the United States to back away from the deployment of a limited National Missile Defense system is "unacceptable," Defense Secretary William Cohen told lawmakers today.

Daily News | April 25, 2000

A software glitch caused a Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle to accelerate and veer off the main runway following a test flight over Edwards AFB, CA, last December, an Air Force accident investigation board has concluded.

Daily News | April 25, 2000

The Pentagon is leaning toward procuring additional C-17 Globemaster cargo aircraft to make up for shortcomings in Air Mobility Command's ability to deliver oversize cargo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry Shelton told lawmakers today.

Daily News | April 21, 2000

The Pentagon has received a $210 million request from the United Kingdom for a possible sale of C-17A Globemaster support equipment.

Daily News | April 19, 2000

In the wake of alleged thefts of classified documents from the State Department, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has launched a comprehensive investigation of the agency's security and counterintelligence programs, Committee Chairman Porter Goss (R-RL) announced yesterday.

Daily News | April 14, 2000

U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded Raytheon a four-year contract for multiband multimission radio systems, the company announced yesterday.

Daily News | April 6, 2000

A bipartisan group of five senior House lawmakers yesterday told Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) they oppose his plan to fold the $12.8 billion fiscal year 2000 supplemental spending bill into the FY-01 defense appropriations bill, arguing such a strategy will negative impact U.S. military readiness.

Daily News | April 5, 2000

The White House yesterday blasted Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) for delaying consideration of the $12.7 billion fiscal year 2000 supplemental appropriations bill, saying it would harm military readiness.

Daily News | April 4, 2000

The United States has approved for sale to Egypt a surface-to-air version of Raytheon's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, Defense Secretary William Cohen announced today in Cairo.

Daily News | March 31, 2000

A Raytheon surface-to-air ship self-defense missile shot down a target drone earlier this month over New Mexico during its first guided flight test, the company announced yesterday.

Daily News | March 31, 2000

The House and Senate versions of the congressional budget resolution include only a "small increase" to the Clinton administration's fiscal year 2001 defense spending request and could "severely constrain" funding for defense over the next 10 years, according to an analysis released yesterday by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Daily News | March 31, 2000

Air Force investigators say pilot error was the cause of a C-130 aircraft crash in Kuwait last December that killed three people and injured seven.

Daily News | March 30, 2000

By a vote of 263-146, House lawmakers today approved a $12.7 billion supplemental spending bill for Kosovo, flood relief, and counternarcotics activities in Colombia and other source countries.

Daily News | March 28, 2000

Four of the world's largest defense contractors today announced they are creating an online marketplace from which they will conduct all of their subcontracting.

Daily News | March 24, 2000

Defense Secretary William Cohen today ordered the formation of a working group of senior service leaders to draft an action plan to reduce the harassment of homosexual service members.

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