Archive: Congress

Department Of Defense Lacks Funds Required For Adequate Performance

Even before the baby boom generation retires and begins using expensive Social Security and medical programs, the Department of Defense is sorely underfunded, according to a report from The Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank. Pentagon needs for everything from missile defense to combat operations, from procurement of weapons systems to personnel costs, require […]

GMD Missile Defense System Succeeds In Test, As Congress Mulls European Site

The Ground-based Midcourse missile Defense (GMD) system aced a test against a long-range ballistic missile target, just as Congress is poised to decide the financial fate of plans to extend the GMD system to Europe. In the test, a target missile was sent aloft from the Kodiak Launch Complex at Kodiak, Alaska, the Missile Defense […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Smooth Sailing. SASC Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Sen. John Warner (R.-Va.) said last week they made a special effort to move the nomination of Adm. Gary Roughead to become the Chief of Naval Operations as quickly as possible. "I felt it imperative that […]