Thomas Duffy

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Daily News | April 17, 2003

The Pentagon has told Congress a two-year-old restriction on spending NATO security program dollars to support the alliance's Partnership for Peace effort, which involves countries of the former Soviet Union, is having "considerable negative political consequences."

Daily News | April 16, 2003

President Bush today will sign a $79 billion supplemental appropriations bill to pay for Operation Iraqi Freedom, a White House spokeswoman said.

Daily News | April 11, 2003

Senior Defense Department leaders are asking coalition allies supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq to help provide security forces for Baghdad and other cities in the country as combat action starts to wind down, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.

Daily News | April 7, 2003

Victory in Iraq for U.S. forces will not necessarily come with the capture of Saddam Hussein or the complete control of Baghdad, and will likely occur later rather than sooner, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.

Daily News | April 4, 2003

The Army's civil affairs units have restarted Iraq's oil-for-food distribution program in the southern port city of Umm Qasr and are slowly starting to set up distribution centers in town throughout the country, Army Col. David Blackledge said today.

Daily News | March 24, 2003

The Bush administration will send Congress a $62.6 billion supplemental budget request tomorrow to pay for the Pentagon's cost of war with Iraq, a senior Defense Department official said today.

Daily News | March 19, 2003

The Missile Defense Agency is moving ahead with the purchase of a second Boeing 747-400 aircraft for the Airborne Laser program, this time opting to buy a passenger version instead of a freighter in an attempt to ensure better weight distribution throughout the aircraft.

Daily News | March 14, 2003

The Navy has stepped up its smallpox vaccination program to include emergency-essential sailors and mission-critical contractors who are deployed with naval troops in the Persian Gulf region.

Daily News | March 5, 2003

The Navy and Marine Corps have made several moves to strengthen their ability to deliver information technology to sailors and Marines, including restructuring the management of their information technology programs.

Daily News | March 4, 2003

The Bush administration will have to explain to Congress the timing and scope of its testing plan for the national missile defense system it wants to make operational in 19 months, the head of the Pentagon's missile defense programs said yesterday.

Daily News | February 26, 2003

The Army will host a demonstration of force protection equipment -- such as unmanned air vehicles, chemical and biological detectors, and non-lethal weapons -- in early May at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA.

Daily News | February 24, 2003

Saddam Hussein's use of Iraqi cultural sites and civilian buildings to protect military equipment will cause problems for U.S. military planners if the United States goes war with Iraq, but commanders in the theater will make the ultimate decision on whether to bomb a particular site, a Defense Department official said today.

Daily News | February 24, 2003

The Marine Corps has started a smallpox immunization program for civilian workers who may be deployed overseas with Marine units. In early January, the service started a similar immunization effort for all Marines heading to U.S. Central Command, which includes Iraq.

Daily News | February 19, 2003

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee has re-formed a combat assessment team to review the Marine Corps' participation in Operation Enduring Freedom, focusing not on combat operations in Afghanistan but on how the service organized, trained, equipped and deployed its troops.

Daily News | February 5, 2003

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved a treaty signed last year by President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin that would cut both countries' nuclear arsenals by up to 2,200 warheads each.

Daily News | January 29, 2003

Over the next few days, administration officials will brief members of the House and Senate intelligence committees on the information surrounding Iraq's illegal weapons programs that Secretary of State Colin Powell will present to the United Nations Security Council Feb. 5, the chairmen of both committees told last night following President Bush's State of the Union speech.

Daily News | January 28, 2003

Raytheon was awarded a $747 million contract yesterday to complete a sea-based X-band radar the Bush administration will use in the national missile defense system it plans to deploy by 2004.

Daily News | January 27, 2003

The Defense Acquisition Regulations Council last week issued guidelines designed to simplify how federal agencies buy supplies and services needed to combat nuclear, chemical and biological attack.

Daily News | January 15, 2003

The White House will include program performance ratings of top defense programs -- including the F/A-22 fighter and the national missile defense program -- in budget justification documents sent to Congress with the fiscal year 2004 budget request.

Daily News | January 15, 2003

Because Congress never approved a $10 billion emergency war fund as part of the fiscal year 2003 Pentagon budget, the Defense Department will have to ask Congress for a supplemental appropriation to pay for troop deployments and operations in the Persian Gulf region, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.

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