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25 January 2006 Military News

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  • DEMOCRATS RELEASE STUDY HIGHLIGHTING STRAIN ON MILITARY Democratic Leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi 25 Jan 2006 -- Senator Jack Reed today joined former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former Secretary of Defense William Perry in a press conference for the release of the report "The US Military: Under Strain and at Risk."

  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld 25 Jan 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
  • Rumsfeld Rejects Reports Saying US Military Overextended VOA 25 Jan 2006 -- United States Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has disputed two reports released Wednesday that say the U.S. military is overextended by operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Forward Deployed ARG to Conduct Blue-Green Workups Navy NewsStand 25 Jan 2006 -- The Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 21 for Blue-Green Workups and ARG Exercise (ARGEX) after embarking Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
  • Army 'Enormously Capable,' Defense Secretary Says AFPS 25 Jan 2006 -- The Army is making revolutionary changes in its transformation process and is becoming a more capable and effective force, not a strained institution in danger of breaking, as recent criticism has suggested, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
  • Defense Department Report, January 25: Army Not Broken Washington File 25 Jan 2006 -- Recent news reports that the U.S. Army is at the breaking point and overextended because of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq simply are not true, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says.

  • State Department Briefing, January 25 Washington File 25 Jan 2006 -- Iran, update on secretary's travel schedule, Mexico, Palestinian Authority, Lebanon, Israel, incident with Lucia Pinochet at Dulles Airport/Homeland Security, India, Chile, Venezuela, South Korea
  • White House Briefing, January 25 Washington File 25 Jan 2006 -- Bush/National Security Agency visit, NSA surveillance/FISA, Katrina hearings, military troops, Palestinian election, Mike Brown/FEMA investigation, North Korea

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for January 25, 2006
  • Launch of world's most advanced warship - 1 February 2006 BAE Systems 25 Jan 2006 -- HMS Daring, the first of the Royal Navys new Type 45 class of anti air warfare destroyers, will be launched on 1 February 2006 at 14:25 from the BAE Systems shipyard at Scotstoun, on the Clyde. The Lady Sponsor will be her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex.
  • RAFAEL Conducts Trials on New Naval Decoys Rafael 25 Jan 2006 -- RAFAEL is conducting evaluation trials of a new naval decoy system concept, based on rotatable launchers and fourth-generation decoys designed to defeat missiles with chaff discrimination algorithms.
  • Two Production RQ-4A Global Hawks Deploy in Global War on Terrorism Northrop Grumman 25 Jan 2006 -- U.S. forces supporting the war on terrorism gained two critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets this month when the U.S. Air Force deployed the first two production RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles to theater. Global Hawk is designed and produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC).

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News Reports

  • Boeing Engineers Assist NASA in Shuttle Tile Work Boeing 25 Jan 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] engineers, working closely with United Space Alliance [USA] and NASA, have found a way to prevent gap fillers, thin spacers between the Space Shuttle's heat resistant tiles, from protruding from the belly of the Orbiter.

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