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  • Transcript: DoD Background Briefing with Defense Department Officials at the Pentagon 25 May 2007 -- Presenter: Defense Department Officials
  • Report Documents Chinese Military Power, Calls for Transparency AFPS 25 May 2007 -- China must continue to make strides in military transparency as it moves forward to becoming a global power, Defense Department officials said here today.
  • Pentagon Says China Working to Project Power Farther VOA 25 May 2007 -- The U.S. Defense Department has issued its annual report on China's military capability, citing continuing efforts to project Chinese power beyond its immediate region and to develop high-technology systems that can challenge the best in the world
  • Bush Applauds Bipartisan Effort on Supplemental Bill AFPS 25 May 2007 -- President Bush today applauded the bipartisan effort that led to Congress passing an emergency supplemental budget bill that will fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through September.
  • U.S. Congress Approves Iraq War-Funding Bill RFE/RL 25 May 2007 -- The U.S. Senate has approved $100 billion in new funds for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq without a timetable for withdrawing combat troops.
  • U.S. Congress approves war funding, no Iraq withdrawal date set RIA Novosti 25 May 2007 -- The U.S. House and Senate voted Thursday to grant President Bush's request for nearly $100 billion in war spending for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through September, but no timetable for the withdrawal of troops was set, as Democrats had sought.
  • Missile Defense Test a "No Test" MDA 25 May 2007 -- A scheduled flight test, of the long range missile defense system, by the Missile Defense Agency, was not completed and designated a "no test" when the target, launched from the Kodiak Launch Complex, in Alaska, failed to reach the defended area, and the Ground-Based Interceptor, which would have come from the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site, located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. was not launched.
  • Top Intel Official Explains Pentagon's New Vision AFPS 25 May 2007 -- Delivering practical intelligence as fast as possible to servicemembers is the Defense Department's "pre-eminent imperative," the department's top intelligence official said yesterday.
  • Army Tests Latest Chinook, Lakota Helicopters Army News 25 May 2007 -- Two teams from the Army Operational Test Command here traveled to Fort Campbell, Ky., and Barstow, Calif., to test two new helicopters.
  • African air chiefs discuss cooperation, challenges AFPN 25 May 2007 -- gathered here this week to discuss cooperation and challenges affecting the African continent.
  • Truman Hosts Missile Exercise Navy NewsStand 25 May 2007 -- The USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted a NATO Sea Sparrow Missile exercise at sea May 21.
  • C-17 employs 'screamer' in combat airdrop AFPN 25 May 2007 -- A C-17 Globemaster III deployed to Southwest Asia conducted the first C-17 combat airdrop May 24 using the Joint Precision Airdrop System with a screamer. Screamers are steerable GPS-guided container delivery system bundles.
  • Aerospace leaders discuss challenges, opportunities AFPN 25 May 2007 -- Royal United Services Institute officials invited members throughout the aerospace community to attend an air power conference at their headquarters May 24 at Whitehall in London.
  • Russia's upper house ratifies NATO SOFA treaty RIA Novosti 25 May 2007 -- The Federation Council, Russia's upper house of parliament, endorsed Friday an agreement among signatories to NATO and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace program regarding the status of their forces (SOFA).
  • Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel The White House 25 May 2007

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