Gates Wants Weapons to Be Useful in Current Conflicts
In his most direct comments to date on the expected division of labor across the military, Mr. Gates said that the Army and Marine Corps would continue to carry the brunt of the nation’s combat effort. The Air Force and Navy, he said, would be cast as “America’s main strategic deterrent” against potential adversaries such as Iran, North Korea and China.
“I have noticed too much of a tendency towards what might be called ‘Next-War-itis’ — the propensity of much of the defense establishment to be in favor of what might be needed in a future conflict,” Mr. Gates told a conference here sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative policy institute......
New Zealand's ability to deal with shipments concealing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) will be put to the test in a major international exercise hosted in Auckland in mid-September, Customs Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today.
"Exercise Maru will test our ability to halt shipments containing chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, their delivery systems or dual-use goods (goods that can be used to make such weapons) as they cross New Zealand's borders and will also test our post-seizure procedures," Nanaia Mahuta said.
BOURNE - Several federal, state and local agencies will stage a training exercise tomorrow at Otis Air National Guard Base for the Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan, an operational plan developed to move a high volume of motor vehicle traffic off the Cape in case of a hurricane or other hazard.
The all-day, 15-hour simulation drill tested the emergency responders’ skills that are necessary and critical for real-life emergencies, according to a Cal Fire/County Fire Department spokesperson....
Demonstrating this highly innovative technique is part of a $6.5 million contract awarded by the Office of Naval Research and funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It is a critical building block contributing to the ultimate success of DARPA's Compound Semiconductor Materials on Silicon, or COSMOS, program....
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Government engineering services provider Science Applications International Corp. and information technology services company CACI International Inc. said Tuesday they have received awards to provide IT services to the Department of Defense under a $12.23 billion task order contract.