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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

George Orwell Quotation

'Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.'George Orwell




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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Boeing to layoff 130 in Huntsville in response to planned cuts in missile defense program


Boeing to layoff 130 in Huntsville in response to planned cuts in missile defense program
"...in a statement, the company said layoff notices will be issued to about 250 employees in the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program at various locations, including Alabama,..."
Reference: al.com
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Missile Defense Agency Employment

MDA-09-EH-016

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The Missile Defense Agency has posted a Vacancy Announcement for a Supv Operations Research Analyst. The position is open to the public and is listed on USAJOBS under Vacancy Announcement Number MDA-09-EH-016. The position has a salary range from $78,359.00 to $133,985.00 USD per year. The vacancy closes 7/24/2009.


Reference: usajobs.gov

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Boeing to lay off 1,000 employees


Boeing to lay off 1,000 employees
"...Jim Albaugh said the layoffs will affect workers at several IDS work sites, which are located in the Puget Sound region, Albuquerque, Anaheim, Houston, Huntington Beach, Huntsville, Long Beach, Mesa, the Potomac region and St. Louis...."
Reference: www.komonews.com

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Is Ares program dead? NASA told to explore new ways to reach the moon


Is Ares program dead? NASA told to explore new ways to reach the moon
"...For more than a week now, engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., including some working on Ares I, have been pulled from their current duties to study creation of a smaller version of the Ares V that could carry both crew and heavy equipment...."
Reference: www.latimes.com

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Time for an All-Navy Missile Shield?


Time for an All-Navy Missile Shield?
"...Currently, the Missile Defense Agency maintains a diverse portfolio of missile killers targeting the three phases of a missile’s flight — launch, mid-course, and terminal. The Pentagon could potentially pare down its ballistic missile defense arsenal from the six different interceptors in service or development to just the Standard...."
Reference: www.wired.com

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Friday, July 10, 2009

National missile defense

National missile defense
"...a generic term is a type of missile defense: a military strategy and associated systems to shield an entire country against incoming Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs). The missiles could be intercepted by other missiles, or possibly by lasers. They could be intercepted near the launch point (boost phase), during flight through space (mid-course phase), or during atmospheric descent (terminal phase)...."
Reference: en.wikipedia.org
Tag Under: Define: Missile Defense

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Don't count on missile defense for Asia


Don't count on missile defense for Asia
"...To allay these concerns, the U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) system is being touted by defense officials as sufficiently robust to protect U.S. territory from any missiles headed its way. ..."
Reference: www.examiner.com

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

President Obama Retreats on Third-Site Missile Defenses


President Obama Retreats on Third-Site Missile Defenses
"...Constitutionally mandated to ratify or reject treaties, the U.S. Senate should make clear to President Obama that it will not sacrifice missile defense in exchange for a new treaty with Russia reducing strategic nuclear weapons.[4]..."
Reference: www.heritage.org

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Japan Considering THAAD Missile Defense


Japan Considering THAAD Missile Defense
"...Japan is considering adding the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system as a third layer to its ballistic-missile defenses, according to an official leak evidently prompted by North Korea’s..."
Reference: www.aviationweek.com

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

CQ Transcript: Palin’s Decision Debated on ‘Fox News Sunday’


CQ Transcript: Palin’s Decision Debated on ‘Fox News Sunday’
"...Again, I think the long-term future with respect to missile defense will be determined in how we move forward with this review and the various pieces -- the Navy piece, the land-based piece, the air side of this -- that we put together in the long run. ..."
Reference: www.cqpolitics.com

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pentagon optimistic on missile defense system


Pentagon optimistic on missile defense system
"...Since the "Star Wars" plans of the Reagan administration, U.S. officials have spent more than $100 billion on missile defense weaponry and electronics. The Pentagon now maintains about two dozen interceptors in silos at Ft. Greely, Alaska, and at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California that are more advanced than earlier versions...."
Reference: www.latimes.com

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Will Obama trade missile defense curbs for Russian arms cuts?


Will Obama trade missile defense curbs for Russian arms cuts?
"...Missile defense is an issue that has split Washington and Moscow for decades. And it is likely to remain a point of contention when President Obama visits Russia next week – despite the fact that Mr. Obama is less enthusiastic than his predecessor about US plans to erect missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe...."
Reference: www.csmonitor.com

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Laser weapons are here!


Laser weapons are here!
"...the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The laser was directed at a ground based target from an undisclosed distance and elevation. ..."
Reference: www.examiner.com

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Defense Industry Must Embrace Social Media

By David J. Albritton, National Defense Magazine, NDIA, July 2009

"...Defense communicators are expanding their reach beyond the industry, military, trade and business publications. There are various blogs that aggregate stories from other sources and originate their own. Easy access to defense-oriented blogs has created a growing international audience for military issues, with expert commentary from civilians and military personnel, alike. As their influence grows, social networks will become increasingly used by defense communicators. Indeed, an Israel Defense Force official recently..."    



This Article is From: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What Americans Need to Know About Missile Defense: We're Not There Yet


What Americans Need to Know About Missile Defense: We're Not There Yet
"...If it carried and detonated a nuclear weapon high over the center of the country, the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) would literally fry the nation's electrical grid and all of the circuitry that powers our homes, businesses, hospitals, phones, cars, planes, traffic lights, ATMs, water supplies, and anything else not "hardened" against such attacks. The EMP Commission chairman has testified that, within just one year of such an attack, 70 percent to 90 percent of Americans would be dead from starvation and disease.[1]..."
Reference: www.heritage.org

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