The U.S. Air Force wasted $1 million on unreliable chemical agent detectors, according to a Defense Department inspector general’s report, the Deseret (Utah) Morning News reported yesterday (see GSN, Oct. 8, 2003).
Former International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards chief Olli Heinonen said Iran could refine its existing stockpile of low-enriched uranium to produce enough weapon-grade material for one to two bombs, Reuters reported today (see GSN, Aug. 24).
Interpol chief Ronald Noble on Tuesday said the international terrorist network al-Qaeda and associated organizations continue to pose the greatest threat to global security even after the death of longtime leader Osama bin Laden, Reuters reported (see GSN, June 1).
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee this week released a draft defense spending bill that would provide nearly $1 billion in military aid to Israel's various antimissile efforts, the Israeli business website Globes reported.
The U.S. Defense Department announced yesterday that it had issued a $1 billion contract to contractor Lockheed Martin Co. for design and development of the sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, Reuters reported (see GSN, July 31).
The U.S. Air Force is seeking to modify a congressional effort to restore once-retired B-1 bombers to active service, Inside the Air Force reported today. The long-range bomber was originally designed to deliver strategic nuclear weapons but has been reconfigured now to carry conventional arms (see GSN, Feb. 4).
WASHINGTON — U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has quietly ordered elements of a long-range missile defense system to begin operating on Oct. 1, four weeks before the 2004 presidential election, according to a U.S. military official.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama has signed spending measures that provide more than $1 billion in fiscal 2010 funding devoted to three high-profile threat reduction programs at the Defense and Energy departments (see GSN, Dec. 22).