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May 9, 1988

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House Confronts Pentagon On Small ICBM, SDI Funding

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Senate Committee Criticizes USAF, Navy Tactical Planning

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Dukakis Calls for Conventional Buildup Financed by Strategic Nuclear Curbs

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House Confronts Pentagon On Small ICBM, SDI Funding

WASHINGTON The House of Representatives has voted to continue restrictions on weapons testing and strategic defense budgets in the $299.5-billion Fiscal 1989 Defense Authorization bill. It has upset the Administration’s plan to phase out the small intercontinental ballistic missile (SICBM) in favor of a rail-garrison MX missile.

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Senate Committee Criticizes USAF, Navy Tactical Planning

WASHINGTON The Senate Armed Services Committee has become so concerned about the status of the Navy’s tactical air forces that it considered cancelling the Air Force’s F15E all-weather fighter program to shift its funds to the Navy’s accounts.
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Dukakis Calls for Conventional Buildup Financed by Strategic Nuclear Curbs

WASHINGTON Dukakis, closing fast on the Democratic presidential nomination, is presenting a defense platform to the electorate that is centered on stronger conventional forces. Dukakis, who solidified his front-runner status with victories in last week’s Ohio and Indiana primaries, would finance a conventional buildup partly through halts to major nuclear weapons rather than with increased spending.

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Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Tests Yield Mixed Results

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Milstar Satellite/Booster Cost Reaches $1 Billion Per Mission

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Loss of Oxidizer Plant Will Not Hinder Near-Term Shuttle, Defense Programs

1617

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USAF Selects General Dynamics As Medium Launch Vehicle Supplier

1617

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Rockwell, British Aerospace Pool Efforts in Tanker

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Army Extends Deadline for Allied Tactical Missile Defense Proposals

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Army Initiates 21 st Century Gas Turbine Study

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