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October 22, 2012

MILITARY AIRCRAFT UPDATE

Unexpected Headwinds, Tailwinds for Military Programs

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

Dangerous Games

MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

Not So Easy

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MILITARY AIRCRAFT UPDATE

Unexpected Headwinds, Tailwinds for Military Programs

A year ago at this time, the U.S. Congress was expecting its socalled “super committee” to work out a deal to avoid the automatic budget cuts now famously referred to even in the presidential debates as “sequestration.” Indeed, many observers thought the Pentagon had enough trouble digesting the more than $450 billion in cuts to planned growth over a decade that were mandated by the White House, in addition to earlier efficiency drives started by then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates to find $178 billion in internal savings, while also canceling or deferring about $300 billion in future acquisitions.

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MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

Dangerous Games

Why does Iran want the bomb?

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MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

Not So Easy

A credible nuclear force is complex and costly

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MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

The Day After

Managing consequences of an attack on Iran

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FIGHTERS

Generation F-X

Tokyo plans to begin developing its next fighter in about five years

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MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

Attacking Iran

Syria could play a role in defending Tehran’s nuclear facilities

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SPACE

Exploration Activity

Future of deep-space exploration taking shape in technology work

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AIR TRANSPORT

Raising Rate

GKN perfects primary composite structure assembly process for new Airbus wing

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FIGHTERS

Into the 2040s

F-15s will need modifications to serve Japan for 30 more years

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AIR TRANSPORT

Getting Serious

Europe’s legacy airlines are trying to revamp short-haul flying

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