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February 6, 1989

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NATO Disputes Warsaw Pact Claim of Conventional Parity

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Italy Approves Naval Use Of Fixed-Wing Aircraft

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Japan Approves 5.9% Increase For Defense Spending in 1989

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NATO Disputes Warsaw Pact Claim of Conventional Parity

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Italy Approves Naval Use Of Fixed-Wing Aircraft

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Japan Approves 5.9% Increase For Defense Spending in 1989

WASHINGTON Japan has approved a $476-billion budget for fiscal 1989, including $30.9 billion for military spending, a 5.9% increase over the previous year. The budget, which will fund the fiscal year beginning Apr. 1, is expected to be approved by the Japanese Diet in March.
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Defense Leaders Line Up With Scowcroft On Midgetman and Carry-Hard Basing

WASHINGTON Defense experts urged the Bush Administration last week to give top priority to modernizing land-based strategic missiles, keyed to the single-warhead Midgetman. Under their favored option, the controversial, road-mobile missile would be deployed at military bases in the Southwest.

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Ottawa Approves USAF Request to Test Advanced Cruise Missile Over Canada

WASHINGTON Canada has agreed to allow testing of the U. S. Air Force’s AGM-129 advanced cruise missile over its territory. Canadian officials said they expected three captive-carry tests of the new missile on board B-52 aircraft would be conducted before the end of March.
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Sweden’s First Gripen Prototype Destroyed in Crash on Landing

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U. S. Navy Delays Exercising Option, Pending Modifications to T-45 Trainers

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Marine Official Pleads Guilty To U. S. Bribery, Fraud Charges

WASHINGTON A U. S. Marine Corps contracting officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to bribery and fraud in connection with the FBI’s nationwide Operation Ill Wind procurement fraud investigation. Jack A. Sherman, 52, a senior contracting officer with the Marine Installations and Logistics Div., was videotaped and recorded accepting $43,500 in bribes.

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Low Temperatures, High Pressure Ground Most Flights in Alaska

SAN FRANCISCO Extremely low temperatures and an intense high pressure system are hampering flight operations in Alaska and may have contributed to the crash of a Canadian military transport near Fairbanks recently. The severe conditions over the past several weeks have nearly halted bush flying, generated ice fog that reduced airline transport operations by 50% at Fairbanks and hampered aircraft refueling at Anchorage.

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Restricted Instrument Landing Systems Hamper B-1B Crews, Crash Documents Show

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