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13 December 2006 Military News

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  • U.S. Policy Aims To Safeguard, Expand Peaceful Use of Space Washington File 13 Dec 2006 -- The United States is committed to safeguarding and expanding the peaceful uses of space, a senior State Department official says.
  • Army Moving Quickly to Equip and Reset Force Army News Release 13 Dec 2006 -- The Army's current plan to equip and reset the force is ahead of schedule. With the entire $17.1 billion supplemental allocated by Congress at the beginning of fiscal year 2007, the Army has obligated $9.8 billion for reset-$4 billion has gone for depot and field-level repair, while $5.8 billion has been allocated for new procurements.
  • Sea Trials for Tortuga Symbolizes Successful SRA Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2006 -- After completing a successful selective restricted availability (SRA) period, Sailors aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) brought the dock landing ship back to life Dec. 6 and set out to sea for an extensive sea trial in the vicinity of its forward-deployed home of Sasebo, Japan.
  • CIWS Live-Fire Exercise Proves Systems' Worth Navy NewsStand 13 Dec 2006 -- They're part of USS Kitty Hawk's (CV 63) last line of defense, and one of the ship's two Close-in Weapons Systems (CIWS) proved its value by "killing" a towed drone Dec. 2 during the system's first live-fire targeting exercise in more than three and a half years.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Dec 2006
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 13 Dec 2006

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