February 14, 2001 |
President Bush on Tuesday said he would ask Congress to spend an additional $2.6 billion to develop high-tech weapons for the nation's arsenal and called for cooperation among NATO allies to confront terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. In the post-Cold War era, Bush explained, the allied nations' adversaries have grown less predictable and more diverse. So new weaponry must be developed to counter the long-term dangers posed by terrorism and by nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
February 7, 2001 |
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told the top brass of the U.S. military Tuesday that President Bush has decided to stick with the Clinton administration's planned Pentagon budget of $310 billion for the next fiscal year, military officials said.
February 7, 2001 |
Russian Defense Minister Igor D. Sergeyev dismissed a proposed U.S. national missile defense as ineffective, saying that it could easily be defeated by the Soviet technologies developed in the 1980s to oppose President Reagan's "Star Wars" plan. "We had three mighty programs to asymmetrically counteract U.S. national missile defenses during Reagan's 'Star Wars,' " Sergeyev was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.
February 5, 2001 |
As the Bush administration confronts world leaders over its controversial plan to build a national missile defense shield, it faces an equally daunting challenge at home: selling its blueprint to its own Republican allies. Although GOP leaders almost without exception firmly support the goal of missile defense, they are deeply split concerning the means. Some Republican lawmakers believe President Bush should build on the ground-based system that the Clinton administration began to develop.
February 4, 2001 |
On the Bush administration's maiden voyage into the choppy waters of transatlantic relations, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld put European allies on notice Saturday that the Pentagon will press ahead with a national missile defense despite their objections. Rumsfeld and a chorus of U.S.
February 2, 2001 |
The government secrets that former Pentagon official John M. Deutch included in personal journals stored on his unsecured home computer apparently did not fall into the wrong hands and damage national security, according to a Pentagon review made public Thursday. Since last February, the Pentagon has been assessing whether the secret information might have been compromised.
February 1, 2001 |
A blue-ribbon commission on Wednesday called for creation of a Cabinet-level agency to assume responsibility for defending the nation against the increasing likelihood of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. The bipartisan panel, led by former U.S. Sens. Warren B. Rudman (R-N.H.) and Gary Hart (D-Colo.
January 13, 2001 |
More than three years after Northrop Grumman Corp.'s last B-2 Stealth bomber rolled out of its Palmdale hanger, House defense leaders are urging President-elect George W. Bush to restart the production line to build as many as 40 more planes.
January 10, 2001 |
A high-level Pentagon study released Tuesday found that the bombing of the American destroyer Cole in October revealed dangerous shortcomings in U.S. military security and intelligence-gathering. The report, which did not attempt to assess leadership performance in the attack, found that U.S. planes and ships remain highly vulnerable to terrorist attack as they shuttle American forces through dangerous regions. And it said that U.S.
January 9, 2001 |
President-elect George W. Bush, who questioned the extent of the U.S. commitment in Europe during the campaign, sounded more cautious Monday about reducing the American military role there, according to a senior senator. The report by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.