Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2003: Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, on S. 2225 ....

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Стр. 40 - We must keep their trust and confidence by ensuring they are compensated commensurately with their responsibilities and the hardships they face. We also need to ensure they have the tools and facilities they need to accomplish their missions. Collectively, the Joint Chiefs are committed to five quality of life initiatives: pay and compensation, health care, unaccompanied and family housing, infrastructure and workplace improvements, and those base support programs that comprise our community services....
Стр. 363 - The most urgent unmet national security threat to the United States today is the danger that weapons of mass destruction or weapons-usable material in Russia could be stolen and sold to terrorists or hostile nation states and used against American troops abroad or citizens at home.
Стр. 192 - Thousands of dangerous killers, schooled in the methods of murder, often supported by outlaw regimes, are now spread throughout the world like ticking time bombs, set to go off without warning.
Стр. 427 - But we know their true nature. North Korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, while starving its citizens.
Стр. 136 - Navy and Marine Corps will continue to pursue the maximum use of space to enhance our operational capabilities. We look to leverage existing systems and rapidly adapt emerging technology. Ballistic Missile Defense. A viable theater and area sea based ballistic missile defense system is important to assure the safety of US forces and the flow of US forces through foreign ports and air fields when required. Sea based missile defense can also allow us to assist allies and friends deterring coercion...
Стр. 57 - We'll be deliberate, yet time is not on our side. I will not wait on events, while dangers gather. I will not stand by, as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world's most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world's most destructive weapons.
Стр. 549 - core competencies" ' well known among successful organizations has been adapted by Air Force leaders to characterize the capabilities that are central to our mission: air and space superiority, information superiority, global attack, precision engagement, rapid global mobility, and agile combat support. The Air Force, and the Nation, entered 2001 aware of the challenges and opportunities of a new administration. The Department of Defense was to undergo significant evaluation, with the expectation...
Стр. 27 - The budget also includes $10 billion for education, training, and recruiting, and $18.8 billion to cover the most realistic cost estimates of military healthcare. Together, these investments in people are critical, because smart weapons are worthless to us unless they are in the hands of smart, well-trained soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
Стр. 280 - ... force while ensuring warfighting readiness. It reflects a balanced base program that will allow The Army to remain trained and ready throughout Fiscal Year 2003, while ensuring we fulfill our critical role in the global war on terrorism. Our military construction budget request is $3.2 billion and will fund our highest priority facilities and family housing requirements. In fiscal year 2002, we presented a budget that was a down payment on our goal to better support our infrastructure. When we...
Стр. 132 - ... Funds to complete this type of modernization have historically not competed successfully against other recapitalization requirements. Naval aviation, in particular, poses profound challenges. Our aviation force now contains the oldest mix of type/model/series aircraft in naval history, yet it is our aircraft that are routinely employed in combat overseas. For the first time, our average aircraft age exceeds the average age of combatant ships, leading to a corresponding increase in the cost of...

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