Thomas Duffy

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Daily News | October 3, 2001

Congress has approved about two-thirds of the Defense Department's $874 million fiscal year 2001 omnibus reprogramming request, according to a Sept. 28 "final implementation plan" issued by the Pentagon comptroller.

Daily News | September 20, 2001

As U.S. forces begin heading toward the Persian Gulf in anticipation of military action following last week's terrorist attacks, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned that the Bush administration's war on terrorism will be "a marathon, not a sprint" and said victory will be achieved when the American people "are satisfied they can live their lives in relative freedom and have the kinds of linkages with the rest of the world that we feel are so central to our well-being."

Daily News | September 19, 2001

The Marine Corps is reminding its troops to keep their lips buttoned tight and make careful use of personal electronic devices such as cell phones in the wake of the worst terrorist strike in United States history.

Daily News | September 13, 2001

The House Rules Committee has postponed a vote on a rule governing debate on the fiscal year 2002 defense authorization bill because of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, and the committee is unsure when it will reconvene, a committee spokesman told

Daily News | September 13, 2001

U.S. fighter jets and an airborne surveillance aircraft were scrambled minutes after an American Airlines 757 jetliner crashed into the Pentagon in a terrorist attack on the morning of Sept. 11, Gen. Richard Myers, the president's choice for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers today.

Daily News | September 12, 2001

The House will begin considering tomorrow President Bush's request for additional funds for dealing with yesterday's terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon, House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) said today.

Daily News | September 12, 2001

The House Rules Committee may vote today on the rule that will govern debate on the fiscal year 2002 defense authorization bill, a committee spokeswoman told

Daily News | September 12, 2001

In the aftermath of Tuesday's horrific terrorist attacks, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) said today that Senate Democrats and Republicans should reach quick agreement on issues such as missile defense and base closings and pass the fiscal year 2002 defense authorization bill or defer those arguments to a future date.

Daily News | September 5, 2001

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI), chairman of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, told today he would seek a waiver to the fiscal year 2002 congressional budget resolution preventing spending that takes money from the government's Medicare surplus.

Daily News | August 28, 2001

Recognizing a vital link between its operating forces and protecting critical infrastructure, the Marine Corps is establishing a critical infrastructure protection (CIP) working group that will oversee all protection initiatives and develop a Marine Corps CIP strategic plan, according to an administrative message issued yesterday by Marine Corps headquarters.

Daily News | August 28, 2001

Stating the Bush administration is not against multilateral arms control agreements as a national security tool, J.D. Crouch, the newly-appointed assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, told reporters today the administration is looking at how arms control deals can be valuable -- or not valuable -- in achieving national security policy.

Daily News | August 22, 2001

Rep. John Spratt (D-SC), the ranking member on the House Budget Committee, said today the mid-year budget review issued this week by the Bush White House will not support the administration's plan to transform the military without force structure cuts.

Daily News | August 16, 2001

Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said today the long-awaited Defense Planning Guidance Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will issue soon makes clear that U.S. forces will no longer be measured against the ability to fight two major wars nearly simultaneously.

Daily News | August 15, 2001

The head of the Pentagon's missile defense program office said today that he expects more sophisticated countermeasures will be added to tests of the national missile defense system early next year following an October test that will be a replay of one held last month.

Daily News | August 14, 2001

The Marine Corps will suspend the distribution of its common access cards, which allow Marines to enter secure buildings, log onto computers and access medical records, for up to seven months while it attempts to resolve several technical problems, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Jones said in an administrative message yesterday.

Daily News | August 10, 2001

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday that he expects to issue his long-awaited Defense Planning Guidance to the services.

Daily News | August 8, 2001

The Bush administration is putting together a new method for determining military readiness status that addresses all the capabilities of military combat units rather than only their ability to fight in a major theater war, the Pentagon's top personnel and readiness official said today.

Daily News | August 8, 2001

Within the Bush administration's $8 billion budget request for missile defense efforts in fiscal year 2002 is a $4 million earmark that may prove vital to the administration's plans for developing a land, sea and space national missile defense.

Daily News | July 25, 2001

Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said today he will pursue an aggressive and wide-ranging agenda in panel hearings this fall.

Daily News | July 20, 2001

The Defense Department announced yesterday it has selected six foreign systems for consideration under the Foreign Comparative Test program, including a multi-bandwidth submarine antenna and a driver's vision enhancer the Army will consider.

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